But I am truly lucky. I may not have everything I thought I needed. But I have love and support, someone on my side. And even though that didn't come from my family, I believe we make our own families. And the family I created for myself, well... I am very lucky. Maybe my struggles and my past make me appreciate it more, maybe not. But as I lay there at night, thoughts swarming in my head, I look to my side and I see peace, I see love. I see everything I've ever wanted.
Strength is doing what you have to for yourself, even when disappointing others.