Just discovered this thread. And so glad I did. Haven't read both part but just skipped around. You guys are amazing. I am sitting here with tears streaming down my face. This is the kind of warmth and positive support and cameraderie that I have longed for all my life. Maybe it is "only" online but the love is coming through loud and clear. Thanks to you all for this. I am actually feeling emotion intensely and it is a good thing - and very unfamiliar.
(And a STANDING OVATION to all who post here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
As my life goes on I believe somehow something's changed
Something deep inside...
I've been searchin so long to find an answer
Now I know my life has meaning
Now I see myself as I am, feeling very free...
When my tears have come to an end I will understand
What I left behind: a part of me. Chicago