I didn’t know what was right and wrong. This is how I grew up.
I wasn’t allowed to smile at home.
Because when my dad saw me smile, he would start punching me.
When I was in elementary school, my dad got put in a metal home.
I didn’t know but he had a sever depression disease.
He got tied down with hand cuffs and metal chains and that was the last time I saw him.
From this day, I started looking after my brothers.
I wasn’t able to make friends at school.
I was constantly bullied and I had no friends till middle school.
I didn’t have any good memories or any good feelings about it.
It wasn’t like I was afraid of anything. I just didn’t put my heart into it.
It was normal for me to be pushed down the stairs and break my nose.
When I graduated high-school, I decided to go to United States.
I probably wanted to run away from this reality.
I also wanted to throw away my identity as a Japanese.
When I was in United States, there was one Christian family that really took care of me.
I experienced kindness that I have never experienced before.
I experienced laughter, anger and happiness.
I felt like I was reborn. But that didn’t mean that I became a Christian.
Through all the mistakes that I made, I’ve come to realize that the Bible is true.
I accepted Jesus. And I met Lifehouse.
All these puzzles that I had in my head just came to one.
My body and my emotions became one, and I started to experience joy.
I started liking myself as a Japanese again.
Now I am blessed with an awesome job.
I am now 40 years old, but my body is as young as a 20 year old.
A life that God has prepared for you is truly amazing.