When you are twenty, you want to meet friends, have fun, relax and make new friends. But, unfortunately, not everyone can afford so much joy in their youth.
There are times in life when the burden of responsibility and making serious decisions falls on very young shoulders.
A young woman entering adulthood lost her parent. In a family of eight children, she was the eldest, and the youngest sister was only four years old. At the mother's funeral, social services became interested in the family and it was decided to distribute all the children to the orphanage and the foster home. 20-year-old Krystyna's heart was bleeding, she thought: How can they all be separated, what will happen to them and where will I find them?
After reflection, the girl made a decision that she would be a babysitter for her siblings and would do anything to make them grow up together. Fortunately, the local authorities stood up for Krystyna, and social services gave the family exactly six months to prove that they were able to fully function under the care of their older sister.
Krystyna had to quit her studies and start working in a house in the country. She had to look after the farm, milk the cows, take the children to kindergarten and school. When the children were away, she cooked, cleaned and washed the dishes. She became a full-fledged mistress of the house.
Six months later they were visited again by the social services. She has proved that she is able to ensure that the family lives well, that everything is clean, clothed, the children are fed and the house is in good condition.
Krystyna managed to organize all the children and everyone had their duties: one of the boys had to feed the cattle, the girls helped in the kitchen, hung underwear, and were able to sweep.
There were some inconveniences in the house, the lack of running water meant that you had to walk a few kilometers for it. Upon learning of this, the local government supplied water to their home, and it was Christmas at home.
Another older member of the family, Adam, went to a technical school. So Krystyna decided that as long as she would look after the younger ones, this would allow her brother to get an education. When Adam came over for the weekend, he was doing “men's work”. The state also did not leave the children to their fate, and Krystyna receives financial help.
A neighbor says that sometimes Krystyna comes to her to cry because it is very hard for her, but then she wipes her tears because she does not he has the right to give up. Of course she would like to go on dates and discos, but the most important thing for her now is family!
Katrine Johns has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Gal Post, Katrine Johns worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my email@example.com 1-800-268-7128