Comments : Quarter of a century.

  • 2 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    I am just incredibly sorry that having reached this milestone, you feel like this. Makes you wonder what a full century would do to you, doesn't it?

    Take care, MA.

  • 2 years ago

    by Brenda

    Oh Mary Anne.....you have SO much beautiful life ahead of you! The pain, the hurt, yes, it never leaves us but you learn to tuck it safely in a spot that doesn't rub you raw. The scars bind together to form a stronger shelter for our tender and hurting hearts. As I was growing up I never thought I belonged, always felt like I was a million years older than my classmates, awkward. Oddly enough as I have gotten older I finally feel comfortable in my own skin. I will always be awkward, thats just me and I've accepted that. When I was your age I was depressed a lot. I wondered what I was even doing here. Now, I know...my best life was coming. I have daughters that are moms themselves now and it is truly a joy to see them at this age. We now have 5, yes 5 grandbabies. I thought I loved my kids, its nothing like Grandbabies! I can just enjoy them. My past will never go away but it is in the past. I'm learning to live in the present and trying to make each day something. Even if it was a simple as getting out of bed and vegging on the couch, especially in these times, its something. Sometimes that is all the strength we have and thats ok. In all this ramble I just wanted to say, you matter, you are special. Never forget that. Stay strong! Hugs you-