Posted by lynn971 on January 22, 2006, at 13:48:53
In reply to Re: How many people are not where, posted by wildcard11 on January 22, 2006, at 12:39:02
You have a lot to be proud of. I don't think that I could be as independent as you. You have had such a tough background. Raising children is the most important task one has. It comes above everything else. You do a wonderful job of raising kids. You might not be "In Love" with the guy you are with, but a baby is still a precious gift. There is nothing more precious. I believe that you will overcome the setbacks from the rape. It may take a little time. With everything you have overcome as a child, I am fully confident that you will overcome this too.
You will be able to walk outside your house and answer the phone. You have endured hard things and you overcame in the past.
You are not a failure. To those littles ones of yours, you are a hero. I have never been on my own. I went from my mom's house to my husband's house. I got married at 17. It was prob. to escape my home. I do not know if I would be able to easily live on my own if I had to. YOu do that. I see you as an independent person.
My one true goal in life is that I am the wife, mother, person that God wants for me to be. If He wants me to dig ditches, then I want to be the best ditch digger there is, because I know that being where He wants for me to be is the only place for me to find contentment.
I want my children to one day say that I was a great mom. That is true success. Not winning an Emmy or any other "great" achievement. It is the simple things in life that are usually the most important.
Oh, and by the way, I do not think that you are a failure or that you keep messing up.