Its funny really, when you go digging through some boxes and find albums or folders of various photographs. When I look at old pictures now, I can almost hear the conversations we were having, the feelings of the moment. Its almost like a time machine that carries me back through a childhood that ended so quickly and abruptly.
The strange thing is, I don't feel sad or angry about everything that ever happened to me. Call me crazy, but I am actually thankful for the things I went through and the rough experiences. Yes, they were hard. Yes, there have been times when I have wanted to give up on myself and end it. But I will tell you one thing, I wouldn't change any of it for the world, as whatever happened to me when I was a kid and in the past is just that. In the past.
Each thing has given me a chance to grow and overcome giving me the chance to become a stronger and happier person. I don't take anything for granted anymore and I don't see everything as a given. I take each day as it comes and truly agree that life is what you make it.
3 years ago