May 31, 2006 3:00 PM
Here I am writing from the back seat of my car. Since dad got hurt and lost his job he could no longer pay the mortgage on our house. The bank repossessed it and we are living in our car. Itís a good thing we donít have much or there would be no room in the back seat for Jennifer, Mindy and me. Sometimes I wish I could be like Debbie at school. She lives in a beautiful house and has the latest designer clothes. She even gets her nails done professionally and has a laptop and satellite TV. And she is going to Hawaii this summer. Why couldnít I be born into a rich family?
June 13, 2006 2:00 P.M
School is out for the summer, and youíd think I would be glad, but Iím not. I am sick of being cooped up in this car and having to sleep sitting up. Dad says things will get better. I am not so sure. Debbie was upset today. She says her mom and dad have been fighting constantly. I hope they work things out. Debbie says her mom is taking her to Harringtonís for a brand new dress to make up for it. I havenít had a new dress in three years. We have to rely on charity for our clothes. Oh well, we canít all be rich.
June 20, 2006 11:00 A.M
Dad says we have to move on. There is no place for him to work in this town. As we drove out of town I saw a moving truck in front of Debbieís house. Debbie stood on the curb as she watched her dad load his things into the truck. She looked so sad. Why should she be sad? At least she has a bed to sleep in.
July 20, 2006 4:00 P.M
Here we are in the middle of nowhere and we are out of gas. Dad went to get some wood for a fire so we can eat the beans we got at the store. Actually a fire would be nice. I hate cold beans.
July 20, 2006 10:00 PM
Mom and I had a good talk tonight. I was feeling really down because we are poor and have to live like this. I want a place to sleep and something other than beans to eat.
Mom let me cry and then she said, ďHeather, you should never take your family for granted. If God strips you of everything else at least you still have family. No amount of riches can replace that.Ē
After our campfire we sat around it and sang worship choruses. At bedtime Mom laid down with Jennifer and sang her to sleep. She sang the lullaby that she used to sing to me when I was little. What was better was to see my dad looking over at mom with that look of love that I saw in their old wedding photos. I am so glad to have a mom and dad that love each other.
August 5, 2006 6:30 P.M
We have finally gotten settled into our new apartment. It is so great to be sleeping in a bed again! I got a letter from Debbie. She is going through a rough time with her dad gone. I guess the riches she has doesnít make up for that. I feel bad to have been so jealous so I wrote her a letter back. I still wish I had my own room, but if I have to give up my family to have it, I donít want it. All the riches in the world canít take the place of a dad and mom who love me and sisters to share things with. Debbie may have earthly riches, but Iíll take family over riches any day. Well, I have to go, Mom and dad are waiting for me to come down and join them for a game of cards.
The opinions expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be right now. CLICK HERE
JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.