Sometimes I still envy people who had a great childhood. Who don’t come from broken families that themselves came from broken families. Who don’t have to deal with all the baggage and financial problems that weigh you down every time you try to make something of your life and overcome bad genetics and dysfunctional family relationships.
That’s why my wife Ellen and I work hard to give Sam the kind of childhood we never enjoyed. To give her all the opportunities to follow her dreams and use her talents.
We are blessed to have a daughter like Sam, and it’s our responsibility to give her the wonderful life she deserves. And Sam works even harder to use her talents to the fullest and make her dreams come true.
The good thing is that no matter what our backgrounds are, we still have a choice. We can’t choose what happens to us, but we can choose how to react. Yes, it hurts to realize what we have lost or never had, but the past is the past and dwelling on it will only destroy our present and our future.
“Either we die, or we choose to live.”
Whatever happens, we can choose to live. We can choose to be happy.