How Divorce Changed My Life

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Have you ever tried to sing your mouth closed? I have—in fact in first grade I got second place for singing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" in the talent show with my mouth completely shut .I am Natalie Sarmiento and I am 15 years old. It is astounding how your life can change so drastically in such small periods of time. In my life divorce is tough but although it has its down falls its has some good things that came out of it and shaped me into the person I am today. For instance, the word "divorce has the power to send chills down your spine and change your mood completely. When I was eleven that word drastically changed my life. I went from eating dinner with my parents each night to packing clothes to go to my dads house for the next three…show more content…
I realized that I should not look at the glass half empty but rather half full. Instead of being the rope in tug of war I could choose to be the rubber band, more resilient. I could pick to be the rope tearing from being pulled or the rubber band and grow and flourish. This mindset keeps me going, and is why I am no longer ashamed of my troubles. I no longer try to hid my problems but flaunt them to show how I developed maturity and grew as a person. With the knowledge I have that God is good, there is not such thing as bad things at all. If I look at it from God 's perspective I see that my home was not broken at all—rather fixed. Maybe years ago my house was filled with arguments and yelling, but now it is calm and sturdy. The best way to fix something is to tear it apart and rebuild it anew. God arranged my parents to be together even if they were unsuitable for one another, so that I could be born into the circumstances that I needed to grow into the person I am today. Jeremiah 29:11 states " For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil to give you a future and hope" (Bible Gateway). I now know that God does everything for a reason and though I might not understand it at the time, it is his perfect plan for
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