I decided this morning on my way to work that I would share a story that not many know.
When I was growing up there were many times that I seriously considered ending my life because I was different, or because I felt unloved, or perhaps because I didn’t know what was coming next. The scariest of them all actually didn’t happen that long ago….
Because of a broken heart I found myself walking around the city not knowing what to do next. I started thinking of everything that was wrong in my life and felt it out-weighed everything that was good. I remember calling my mom and crying for over an hour. She helped me calm down some but I couldn’t shake that feeling of total dispair.
Now at this same time there was another person sitting in their house across town wondering why she was at home on a Friday night doing nothing. As she glanced at facebook she noticed a message that was clearly a cry for help. Pollo Del Mar immediately began texting, calling, emailing – everything she could to get my attention. Every message was the same…….”Where do you live? I am coming to pick you up!”
Pollo came to my house and picked me up. We drove for a while, sat and talked even went and had Denny’s. Although I had known Pollo for quite some time at this point her and I had never sat and talked to the extent that we did that night.
Now granted, I was not a teen at this time, but the feeling of “no way out” was real and IS real for so many people! I urge everyone to PAY ATTENTION!!! If it weren’t for my mom and the amazing Pollo del Mar I would not be here today to share this story. AND trust me I have had such an amazing life – who would want to give it up!!
Pay attention to those around you – sometimes it is the smallest thing they are doing as a cry for help. Pollo saw mine and helped sooo much…….