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The young boy had a conception of life that no experience would ever erase - a predilection for what was real. He started out with a multitude of adversity. He was very poor, raised by a single parent, and he was a "Black Boy."
All mingled into one, the young boy had pride, and he got joy out of defeating an enemy, living up to the enemy's worst expectations, the wonder of his growth, and the determination to follow the track through to the end. His enemy was the world, and he got gratification out of defeating the people who said that he would never amount to anything. Some people gossiped that he would never meet his father. Some people alleged that he would never make it out of school. However, he did!
He awakes with a loud cry as though having been "slapped out of the human race." After sounding the maximum danger of the journey, the mother started to cry and pray.
OH LORD, OH LORD, THANK YOU FOR ALL THINGS! I COME TO YOU AS HUMBLE AS I KNOW HOW. I KNOW THAT I HAVE SINNED AND COME SHORT OF YOUR GLORY. I HAD A CHILD AND I'M VERY YOUNG AND I UNDERSTAND THAT I CAN'T TAKE IT BACK. I JUST NEED YOUR HELP. I COME TO YOU TO ASK FOR FORGIVENESS AND STRENGTH TO CONTINUE ON. HERE I AM LORD. I'VE MADE A REAL MESS OF MY LIFE. I'VE HURT OTHERS AND MYSELF. I DON'T WANT TO STAY THIS WAY. I'M SO SORRY FOR ALL THE WRONG THINGS I DID, AND ALL THE PAIN I'VE CAUSED. I TRUST IN YOUR FORGIVENESS OF ME. AS I REPENT OF THE PAST AND TURN TO GO YOUR WAY, LORD, MAY I GROW.