Over the past several months I have been speaking with old friends through email and text in an effort to recapture some of those memories from childhood. You would never know that so many people have seemingly changed … some for the good and some for the great. Then again there are so many similarities in everyone that I can almost sense the feeling of never have leaving that place I once called home.
When I was very young I was half willingly and half unwillingly removed from everyone and everything I knew in life. At some points I think, “What a fantastic opportunity I was given” and other times I feel like I was not offered the choice that a person my age should be able to at least be confronted with even if only to see what the choice made would have been.
I know now that back then I would have totally screwed up any good that was coming my way in life but I would like to have seen what decision I would have made on my own. Thank goodness for old friends to help put some of those pieces back together. Memories that where once forgotten with the suppression of bad memories have now resurfaced. I feel like a new person every time I hear a story of yesteryear or recall an old memory with a friend from the past.
I’m glad for everyone that made it through the tough teenage years and prospered into fascinating adults. Now here we are with children of our own and we are doing all we can to make sure that our little ones don’t suffer the same trials and tribulations that we did as kids. I know my parents did what they had to do in their time and now that this time is ours I am doing all I can to make life as pleasant for my children as I humanly can.
Just to think that this all started with a simple “Hello” on one of those social networking websites. Hmm who would of thought that so many ripples would occur.