I've had it rough in my early years. I was 10 when my parents separated and my mother turned to alcohol. Two years after that my father took me and my brother up to a lake house we borrowed from one of his friends, who also happened to be a priest. I've always loved fishing because it's quiet, warm and also a great place to pray.
I was feeling extremely down one day, so I sat down at the water and looked at the sky. Suddenly I heard something, it was quiet as a whisper. It took a while before I could make out a word, but after I while I heard loud and clear what it said. "Jesus".
I filled up with a feeling I'd never experienced before. I felt warm, happy, calm like there's no problems in the world and I filled up with love that could overthrow any evil. I was so young but even I had no doubt in my mind that Jesus was with me that day, and from that day on. Many times I've heard his name being whispered, every time I've filled with these feelings.
Now I'm 17 and I speak to God every day. Sometimes I get an answer others I might already know the answer. My father said to me after that day at the lake, before I told him about it, that he met God in a dream where my father introduced me and my brother and sister to him. When God looked at me he said "You and I have met before".
When my father told me this I fell down in tears, it really was God. This memory gives me strength every time. Many people know what I speak of, I had the privilege to have these experiences in an early age. Bless all of you, and praised be God! My father.