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Douglas Christine Douglas Professor Peters Paper #4: 400 words May 7, 2007 Christine in 400 Words I was born Christine Elizabeth Douglas with a full-head of black hair on a wintry night in December of ‘84. (Those black hairs would soon give way to a toddler’s blonde curls.) I lived a nomadic existence with my younger brother and parents until their divorce during my fifth grade year. Crushed is the only word to describe the effect my parents’ divorce had on me. Forced to grow up, I learned to the fullest extent what the word “survive” means. I survived a verbally abusive step-father and the subsequent second divorce. I survived no money from a dead-beat dad and a government that didn’t care. I survived junior high’s awkwardness and then high school’s drama. In high school I found that I am a musician and an artist. I found my God. I survived senior year and the ups and downs of that stressful time. We were evicted from houses, abandoned by my church and almost forced to move across the country. I was ready to give up my hope
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