SHORT STORY OF MYLIFE

Twinkle
Posted September 15, 2020 from Kenya

i have never had that thought that one day i would share my story to the world but i guess by taking it out i might encourage a young soul out there, a mother, father, brother and sister somewhere.

i come from a family of six both parents alive and i have two sisters and one brother.My father who is a farmer used to work somewhere in Kenya and later in 2014 he was retrenched and my mother by then was a house wife.My elder sister was in Secondary school her final year 2014, i was supposed to join Secondary school the next year 2015,my younger brother was still in Primary school and my other sister was already married.I remember life had already become difficult for us as a family we had bills to pay , loans to pay even paying fees become a problem i remember things become much harder the next year that was in 2015 when i was supposed to join secondary school and there was no money to pay for my entrance fee, we had no money to books and my uniform lucky enough someone who was and is still our family friend came out and bought me my school uniform and books and i was so grateful to God and her and i am still so so grateful for the kind gesture that she showed me.I a times remember that day or that time and i surely tell myself that God is indeed so amazing and he comes at the right time.so the only problem that had remained was my entrance fee that was all that matter at that time and one of my father's friend then advised us to have a fund drive for my fees and by the Grace of God i got assists from friends and family and i joined Secondary school though again here i am i have joined but remember i have to be in that school for four years and the question that kept on coming in my mind was how will you pay your fees every term and i kept telling God "God i know i and my family we don't have but i know you will provide" and sure i saw the hand of God though its was difficult but God made it possible through out ,I remember that was when my mother started vending Ice cream by then we used to sell two shillings each and she used to struggle to sell at least at the end she goes home with five hundred shillings which was not guaranteed that she would sell that much it would depend with the weather if it's cold or rainy she was not in a position to sell anything  and from this five hundred shillings she is supposed to save up at least one hundred per day so that come Monday i have five hundred bob that i can go pay at school and also from the remaining money she use for food and other things which was still was not enough a times we would go without food but we all as a family understood our situation and we had patience in life.I thank God for my parents especially my mum she stood for us untill now as a great woman and mostly as dependable mother, I can say my mum has that strength of a woman untill today she did odd jobs for us to put food on the table, she struggled everyday for us, she left what she loved most for us.I believe we should always celebrate our mothers everyday, i sometimes tell myself it today my mother may not be around where would i be or what would i have become and if today. I have seen so many families who have lost their mother that family immediately starts to fall apart, things now are not the way they used to be , children even start choosing the wrong path.I celebrate my mother.

So we struggled until i finished my Secondary school now going to college become another problem i stayed home not joining college for about four years since my elder sister was still in college and i remember for her fees we had rented another house to one of her college tutors of which that tutor would not pay us the rent but instead he used to pay that money directly to my sister's school fees account at school.i looked for part time jobs which later assisted to save some money which i used to earn then i joined college in 2013 mid and of course with my parents support i finished my college Diploma in 2017 though i deffered some semesters and even took more years than expected due schools fee problem but i finally made it.

i was supposed to join University in May, 2020 but due to the pandemic i was not able and also i had planned for a fundraising to assist me in paying for my University fees  in April, 2020 but the pandemic stalled everything my four years university fees will costs me a total of 240,000.00 Kenyan Shillings i know we do not have such kind of money as a family but i still believe the God who saw my situation before during the past years he is the same God who will see me through in my now situation, how i will join the University i do not know but i have faith i will surely join.I have tried looking for Sponsors but in vain if anyone can sponsor a University student please contact me or if you know any one who is in a position to sponsor please.

I believe trusting in God and yourself can take you far  and also if your family can support you to achieve your goals no need to worry.Your situation or whatever you are going through is not permanent for me i can say though am still struggling but at least am a bit at better place not as before but through patience i am where i am right now, you do not need to do illegal or choose the wrong path for you to achieve your goal to have things that you desire, girls especially you do not need to sell yourbody for you to be given money for your up keep or even have relationships with older married men who you believe will support you,this men have their families just take time and think about your life for ones love yourself and by loving yourself is by taking care of your youth life to save for for your future and that of the beautiful family you can have in future.Do not allow the past destroy your future later and do not allow your present situation make bad choices for you instead insist on the positive choices, it can take long but the wait will be worth it.

Thank you for reading my story i hope this encourages someone.

God Bless us all.

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valem
Sep 15
Sep 15

Dear Twinkle
thanks so much for sharing your story with World pulse community, I know how painful its once your dreams cant meet in time. believe there is hope for the victor who is not difficult for Him all it is possible to have faith you will achieve your desires

Twinkle
Sep 15
Sep 15

Thank's Valem for your kind encouragement.

Nini Mappo
Sep 15
Sep 15

Hello Twinkle,
Welcome to World Pulse. Your story shines with hope, determination and resilience in the face of setbacks. Lack of finances unfortunately remains an ongoing obstacle to education in many places. Our stories are very similar. Hang in there with your dreams always in view, and your faith an anchor, until you reach your goal, even if Corona has ruined so man plans and swallowed so much money:/
I like your outlook to make positive choices however long it takes to realise your goal. Good on you, way to go!

Twinkle
Sep 15
Sep 15

Thank's Nini

maeann
Sep 15
Sep 15

Welcome to World Pulse Twinkle. Your story is your power. You have a strong faith in you, and your story encourages me. Thank you for sharing.

Twinkle
Sep 15
Sep 15

Thank you Maeann

Chidimma
Sep 16
Sep 16

Hello Twinkle. Welcome to Worldpulse. Thanks for sharing your story.

Twinkle
Sep 22
Sep 22

Thank's dear

Andrace
Sep 19
Sep 19

Hi Twinkle,
I love your name. You must twinkle in the sky and shine brightly among the galaxy of stars. ! :) I feel you. Tough times never last...only tough people do. Writing your story affirms that you are a fighter. Thank you for sharing your personal story in your first post and a huge welcome to the World Pulse family. :)

I celebrate your strong Mum. 'Glad you appreciate her and awesome she's gone extra miles for you all. I pray she lives long in good health to celebrate her generations yet unborn.

Ensure your zeal does not wane. You may wish to browse the web for relevant scholarships as well. All your sisters here are ready to support you with all the encouragement you need. Surely, we can!

Love and hugs,
E. J.

Twinkle
Sep 22
Sep 22

Hello dear.....Thank you very much for your encouragement

Hello, Twinkle,

Welcome to World Pulse! I'm glad that a new voice from Kenya is rising up!

Your pain in the past is your strength today, dear. Your pain today will be your strength tomorrow. You are in a training ground for success in your future because hardships didn't stop you from pursuing your education. This stands out for me, "i still believe the God who saw my situation before during the past years he is the same God who will see me through in my now situation"

You have proven God's faithfulness in the past, dear. You can trust Him again this time. I know so because I had my share of experiences when God shows up! Please continue writing, dear sister.

Welcome again to our growing sisterhood!

Twinkle
Sep 22
Sep 22

True dear and thank you for encouraging me.

Sep 22
Sep 22
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