The hollowness that had eaten away at her heart disappeared and was replaced with the love of God. Wenda fell to her knees, crying out to the Lord.
Wenda lost her Dad to lung cancer when she was just 7 years old. After his passing, Wenda’s mother remarried and moved to another city, leaving Wenda and her four siblings with their uncle, a gambler and an alcoholic. There seemed to be no love in Wenda’s life.
The Burden of Feeling Alone
Under her uncle’s roof, Wenda endured years of physical and verbal abuse, with no solace. The constant mistreatment fueled Wenda’s growing loneliness and hopelessness. There seemed to be no one who could, or would, help. The neglect, pain and loneliness sent Wenda into a downward spiral: Many times Wenda hurt herself. Love and trust were foreign to the young girl, and there was nothing she could find to fill her empty heart.
When Wenda was in ninth grade, however, she became friends with a girl her age named Robinia. Wenda noticed something different about Robinia: Whenever she was around Robinia, happiness flooded the troubled young woman’s heart.
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