I have a confession to make, I never really thought I would live past 15, get married or be a mother.
As a child most of the girls my age wanted to be like Cinderella meet Prince Charming get married, have kids and live happily ever after. All I wanted was to live long enough to maybe see that same future.
You see my father not only beat my mother sometimes so bad I thought she would die, but he also physically abused my sister and me. I remember when I was 15 he beat me because for the first time I came to my mothers defense. He was literally choking me, and I wanted to die. I wanted him to end it. They say that when your close to death your whole life flashes before you (NOT). What I saw was the future I was not going to have.
Well I am alive, am I past the physical abuse (YES), am I past the emotional abuse Iím working on it. Itís hard when all of your young life youíre told you were never really wanted, the only reason Iím alive is because abortion wasnít legal in 1966. THANK GOD. Am I not worthy of life, Yes I am. My past has made me stronger and I did find Prince Charming and we have 4 wonderful children, and they are so loved. They will never hear those ugly words YOU WERE NOT WANTED. My children are so wanted and I cherish every moment.
I never really thought I could be a good mother, but I am. I know this every time I see the look in my childrenís eyes. My children will never have to write a confession such as this, because they were conceived in love, brought up by love and they are loved.
Products used: K-ology (Peabody) collection
Bazzill blooms, Primas, Junkitz buttons, Heidi Swapp chipboard alpha (raw), Making Memories ribbon charm, paint (alpha, and stamping), American Craft ribbon. Sewing pink thread.