When I was in late elementary school and all through middle school I was told how ugly I was.
"There is the Orchid Man!"
"She's so fat!"
"Her hair is so frizzy."
"She's so hairy!"
So mom didn't let me shave my legs until I was in late 5th grade after begging. She didn't let me use makeup or pluck my eye brows. She didn't teach me
My entire life I lived in a family that believed in beauty and money.
"No Orchid, don't wear your glasses."
" No Orchid don't leave your hair curly straighten it."
"No Orchid you must become a doctor to have lots of money."
Summer before eighth grade I spend 10 days in the hospital. Shortly after 9 grade I spend 8 days in the hospital. That december I move to Miami. 3 high schools later and I end up at my 4th in powder springs, ga
I moved to a new school my junior year of high school. I made friends with good people. I made friends with everyone. I lost the ugly names... I wasn't "Orchid Man" anymore. Then senior year, one of the most popular girls in our school befriended me. She was just my friend outside of school . She took me home after school. One day she invited me to dinner, I was amazed she wasn't embarrassed to be seen with me.
Is it weird hearing Orchid say strange things.... well every girl wants to be popular in high school, I was in the running for FRIENDLIEST though...
Anyways, I was introduced to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. What changed my life.
A lot of time I'm afraid of talking about my conversion because I don't want to be that "convert" that acts like she's better than all of those life longers etc. But I didn't realize what my conversion did. I have been so reminded of the the change of my life.
I could've been somewhere without God, I could've been broken, but through all the trials and tribulations I have been through I rose above it.
All those words that hurt me all my life: Heavenly father saved me.
You can take everything I have,
You can break everything I am,
Like I'm made of glass,
Like I'm made of paper.
Go on and try to tear me down.
I will be rising from the ground,
Like a skyscraper,
Like a skyscraper.
This is not a post to make anyone feel bad for me, a post to tell them whatever they are going thorough, they can rise above it, like a skyscraper.
Like a Skyscraper
I am like a skyscraper