As long as I can remember I have felt like an adult.
It is only very recently that I have been able to start to recapture some brief glimpses of memories of childlike feelings.
But I remember as a child wishing for what seemed like forever that I could be on my own and leave everyone I knew behind.
We are often troubled, but not crushed;
sometimes in doubt, but never in despair;
there are many enemies, but we are never without a friend;
and though badly hurt at times, we are not destroyed.
- Paul, II Cor 4:8-9