Em, I love this. I know it's in the sadness and depression section, but I would have been tempted to place this under inspirational. Despite the hardships, despite the toll it's had on you...you have survived.
An inspirational peace. You have survived much conflict in your life but are still here. I like that you compared your body to a work of art. Your body is like the diary of your life full of memories of the way you lived your life getting more full of detail the older you get. I think that no matter how rocky the road you travel, the older you get the more beautiful you become. Best wishes Milly x
I have a bad habit of leeching off Mel's comments, but sometimes she just expresses what I'm feeling so much better than I can. This truly is an amazing write, Sweet Em. Embrace and love your battle scars, you are a warrior!! <3