Everyone has someone or something that has influenced them in their life. In this paper I will briefly explain my life story, and how a beautiful woman named Tracy has been a major influence in my life. I met Tracy in December of 2005 and we became close friends. She has been in my life for seven years now. In the seven years of my knowing her she showed me that I was heading in the wrong direction, how to find trust in God and she showed me that I deserve a lot more in life.
Growing up, my adult life was kind of rough for me. I graduated from high school in 1997 and planned to join the military, but as we all know, some things don’t always go as planned. When I got out of school I felt like I was grown and free to do what I wanted to do. I had friends that I would hang out with that felt the same way as I did (grown), but they really didn’t want anything out of life. I finally realized that I was heading down the wrong road, so decided to seek employment. I had held seven jobs by the end of 1999.
In 2000 I gave birth to my daughter (what a wonderful thing). I didn’t think raising a child would be as hard as it was. I thought I had a support system, but I was wrong. I felt my life was going down and I didn’t have much to live for, but after all was said and done, I still had a beautiful gift from God. I found myself a job at a gas station close to home. I struggled to make ends meet, making $ 250 to $ 300 every two weeks and paying $ 400 a month in rent. I had my other utilities plus daycare. I would pray every day to the Lord to bring me through and give me strength, not really knowing how to pray I did what I knew. But Tracy knew how to pray and she would always say” put God first in everything you do”.
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