I am a runaway...
I am a runaway and I have been for 4 months. I wanted to post my story because I think it might help someone else. There are so many people out there going through the same thing and it is hard because you think that no one out there understands you or is going through the same thing.
I am only 15 and I have ran away from home at least 15-20 times... I was never really that bad. I am a straight A student and I am talented in sports, it's just that my dad never really thought I would grow up and when I did he tried to put a stop to it. He would pick fights with me just so I would get angry because I have a very bad temper like him. We would then get into a physical fight and he would call the cops after I put a mark on him and I would get arrested for it because he would say it was self defense.
My mom was around but the only thing she was good for was to be his witness. She has this fear that when me and my older sister get older the only person she will have is my dad so she feels she must do anything to protect him. My father has been arrested many of times for aggravated child abuse I have spent 3 years of my life in foster homes shelters and programs.
I guess the whole point of this e-mail is to say that no matter what age you are at it is really hard to be a runaway. I feel so alone even though I have friends who I know care about me. It is just hard to think where is my next meal is coming from, where am I gonna sleep tonite, or when is the next time I am gonna be able to shower. Everything changes when you are a runaway - your whole life changes.
still talk to my mother off and on to let her know that I am okay because
I am still her daughter and despite the choices she makes I love her.
Now I am at the point of what do I do next? There is no telling when I
will ever get to go home if I will ever be able to see my mother or my
older sister. I don't know if this will be posted but maybe I can help
someone else. Thanx for listening anyways........