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Topic: Sibling(s) (05/01/08)
TITLE: An Only Child's Prayer
By Debra Elliott
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I often wonder why they never had any childern before I came along. I ask mama why I didn't have any brothers or sisters. "Mary Magdeline, she said, God didn't see fit to bless us with any children until he thought it was the right time and then you came along."
I didn't question her again about why I was an only child because she would start in on how God was punishing her for her past sins and how I didn't deserve any siblings. I should be thankful she said that I was an only child. "Some children don't have anything, Mary Magdeline and you have more than they could ever wish for." Mama was right, I guess. I didn't dare ask daddy. My daddy, you see is a wife beater. He beats my mama and goes to church on Sunday like he didn't do anything wrong. I pray at night that the Lord would see fit to give me another family with loving parents and brothers and sisters.
It is getting harder to hid what is going on in my house. My parents fighting has gotten worse. I want to run away, but I am so scared. I still pray. "Lord, I beg you to take me away." I know I am not suppose to pray like that but, I don't really know how to pray.
When I close my eyes, I can see all the evil in my house that surrounds my parents. Sometimes I pray not to wake up, but I do and my life goes on.
Today is the last day of highschool and I am graduating, finally I will be free of my parents. I am leaving for college in two weeks. God did answer my prayer. Only not what I ask for but what He knew I needed.
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