Lydia's Story of Gratitude May 7, 2017
"I was asked to share what I'm grateful for by my beautiful friend
Vicky. Of course, the first thing that came to mind was my health,
family, home and friends. I'm so grateful for those things and for so
many little moments each day.
However, what I'd like to share is a piece of my life. I grew up in a
family of abuse - verbal, alcoholic, drugs and sexual. It was all around me. Every day. My whole life. But the magical thing was, it never touched me physically. My siblings lived and died because of their abuse and addictions. They passed it along to their children - some who have died because of the same reasons. But the last of 4 children, the daughter of an alcoholic, sister of alcoholics, drug addicts and sex abuser has made it out safely. I have chosen or been given a life free of all those things. I have never had the life struggles of addictions of my parents or siblings. I have a clean life and I have raised my children with love and honesty about my past.
I always feel protected and blessed.
I was the lucky one.
And for that, I am the most grateful."