When I was 17 years old I was taken away from my father’s abusive home by the state. If I had moved back in with my mother I wouldn’t have been able to finish high school that year (my parents were divorced and lived far apart). One of my good friends asked his parents if they would temporarily adopt me so I could finish out my last year in high school and they said yes. These people didn’t even know me but they knew I needed a home and graciously opened theirs up to me. Their impact on my life has been profound and every day I grow more and more appreciative of how much they helped me at a very difficult time in my life. I try to give back to others what they gave to me but I don’t think I can ever repay what they did for me. Thank you to the family I never thank enough.
Submitted by Anonymous
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