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Girl Rising

Girl Rising Unwanted Child Since the day of her birth, she was not wanted. Her mother rejected her. She was brought into this world by a mid wife. Her mother already had a lot of kids and didn't want anymore. The mid wife told her - it's a beautiful little girl. The mother said - I don't want her. You can keep her. I don't even want to see her. The mid wife and her husband adopted her and raised her as their own. She would be their youngest child. They already had eight kids. She was loved from the beginning. They raised her, send her to school, she graduated and went off to college. While in collage she fell in love, but her boy friend jilted her. Her heart was broken, but she still went on and finished college. After college - she went to Chicago to live with her sister. There she met a young man, that liked her from the start. They met in church. After a year of courtship, they got married. They had a beautiful wedding. They both worked hard. This was in the early 80's. They raised 6 kids. Two are now married. She has a very important job in a bank. They now own three buildings. She got to meet her real mother at her mom's funneral. She asked her - why are you crying? They weren't even your real parents. She answered - They were the only parents that I ever knew. She went back to Chicago and never saw her again. She lives happy with her family. Both her parents that raised her have now passed away....
08/04/2013 Written by Lucilla M. Carrillo Note: I believe that this is a real success story of a girl rising. It is true. My husband and I were sponsers at her Wedding. She is my best friend's baby sister.... For Richard's contest ( Girl Rising )

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  1. Date: 8/12/2013 5:24:00 PM
    A beautiful story and well written as usual Lucy, hope you are well down the road in your recovery. Take cae, Richard

  1. Date: 8/12/2013 12:45:00 PM
    Touching write....goes to show that love has the power to transform, had she been raised without it she may have not have become such a outstanding and loving person. Great story! Hugs

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 7:18:00 PM
    Hi Lucilla, this is my first time reading this piece, did you not submit for my contest? I found it very moving and triumphant!

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 1:15:00 PM
    This story is is life!

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 12:39:00 AM
    Hi Lucilla brilliant loved this having my morning coffee and catching up on the great writers here, thanks for your comment the other daysorry to hear you lost your husband it must be hard, all the best Poetowen

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 12:32:00 PM
    Oh those feelings of rejection can really hurt. A beautiful write. :o)

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 5:11:00 PM
    wow what an amazing story this is, the second true story i'v read here on soup today,, you really bring this out with your wonderful choice of words

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 3:16:00 PM
    that's unbelievable what her "real" mother asked her at the funeral. GEEEZ. I really enjoyed this true story of an amazing woman. Hope it won!! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 1:52:00 PM
    how poignantly expressed, lucilla... i am swept away; a winner for me....:) huggs

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 5:22:00 AM
    Great life's story of success against all odds..Enjoyed reading your contest entry..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 8/4/2013 11:31:00 PM
    Excellent. A beautiful story. Lovely. Enjoyed. Tfs

  1. Date: 8/4/2013 5:43:00 PM
    Powerful story Lucilla! :)

  1. Date: 8/4/2013 5:28:00 PM
    Great write,Lucilla... I wish you much luck in the contest! Big hugs, Jack xoxox

  1. Date: 8/4/2013 12:39:00 PM
    - Reminds me of the fairy tale "Cinderella" - A sad story that thankfully ends happily - Well told Lucilla. - Wishing you good luck in the contest! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/4/2013 12:34:00 PM
    This is a beautiful story and a gorgeous write my friend! I really enjoyed reading this lovely poem this afternoon! What a magnificent piece, such a remarkable poem, Great Work!!