My life was so hard. I had no strength to face it. I had no childhood. I knew no love. My father left us when I was a baby, and my mother and I struggled. I got married at 16 and got divorced at 20. I thought about death because I was tired of living. I was deprived of love and kindness. I did not have a job, no family, and no husband. I never finished school either. I wondered how anyone could love me. When I reached out, I realized that that I am loved.