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Thanks so much for sharing your story. I came from a similar background...never lived in a tent (except for camping) but did live out of a car for a while & got ready for school in the bathroom of the laundromat. special. I, too, turned to books and learned there was a whole way of life that didn't revolve around parents' addictions. School was my refuge. Anyway, that was 40 years ago. I'm writing to tell you that it only gets better! Sure, life throws curveballs & sad things happen, but you've survived and will continue to do so. My four children are grown now, all college graduates, and all gathering this week at HOME, because they can't imagine wanting to be anywhere else.
You are a beautiful woman both inside & out! All the best to you!
Good luck to you for the future and long may you have the love that is within your heart for you and yours. You used your inner strength through your life's journey when you needed it, and this is what made you the wonderful person that you are today Much love and respect for you.