Marilyn, I’m so glad to hear you are still with us like Cherie said we did think the worse. The school is gone, but the memories aren’t for most of us. I love to continue keeping in touch via e-mail.]]>
Marilyn! It’s so good to hear from you. Brenda and I feared the worst. I’m so glad you are well and still kicking. Your comment is written with such emotion – it helps convey to those of us that weren’t locked up, the long-lasting impact of your experience. Would love to hear from you via email for a real catch-up on how you are and what’s going on. Take care and please keep in touch. We have worried. xx]]>
Life was hard for me too after I left Geneva. I married my high school sweetheart and he was killed at 30. I was alone with two babies, no money, no job and my in laws was selling the house we lived in.
Giving up was not an option for me the fight for a better life for me and my kids had only begun.
I went back to school got my nursing degree bought a cute little home and saved every penny I could.
One day I announced to the kids we were sellling the house and moving to Arizona, why Arizona I have no idea we didn’t know a soul here.
That was over twenty years ago and I haven’t looked back. Both my kids are college graduates thriving in their lives and they never caused me a minutes trouble growing up. I have an amazing grandson who I adore. I remarried after my kids were on their own to a wonderful, supportive man and retired as a nurse only to return to the profession this time as a school nurse.
One never knows where the road of life will lead lead us sometimes it begins very bumpy then smooths out the further we go. I was fortunate!
It’s amazing you became the woman you are and that you were able to forgive her, Brenda. You stopped what could have been a cycle that lasted for generations. congratulations.]]>
In 1996 my mother died in Danville with her three sons and two daughters at her bedside, all of us strangers seeking our own personal closure to our tempestuous childhoods.
I don’t know if I have forgiven her completely or ever will but I did quit hating her and searching for the answers to why she had no remorse or conscience.
Thank you Marilyn for sharing.