Today my friends told me to step up to my mom. I was kinda shocked about it because they never mentioned anything before. They told me that I have to start defending myself from the violence in my home. I thought they never saw my bruises in P.E. But I guess I was wrong. I started crying because it all hit me at once. I realized that they were right and I can't be weak anymore. They told me to stop crying and started to cheer me up. I was kinda happy that they would tell me all that stuff and it meant a lot to me.