Life is a Journey, Not a Destination

Life can't be described by only one or two words. It is the mixture of everything, the mixture of happiness and sadness, success and failure, comfort and pain, encouragement and frustration, opportunities and frustrations, love and hatred, relief and sorrow, and struggle and giving up.

Life is not perfect but it is beautiful. I was born into a family where polygamy is highly practiced. Right from the time of my great grandfather, grandfather and down to my father. My father has two wives but my mother is the first of the two. He loves the second wife (stepmother) and her children but hates my mother and the children. Growing up was really tough for us, we had to struggle hard with our mother so we can earn a living.

Being a single parent wasn't easy for my mother, but we have to smile even when things are not right just to make our mother happy. There was a time my little sister was seriously sick and my mother had no money to take her to the hospital so she went to my father to ask for money but my father beat her mercilessly, leaving her half dead, and declared to us that he's not our father. It's a day I will never forget in my life.

Life has an advantage, many situations will test our emotions. It will make us happy, sad or angry but one thing we must remember it is just a given test to make us stronger.

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