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Re: life IS good

Amen my sister....

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Jesse Bell" <jesserenebell@hotmail.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 15 Dec 2002 20:54:09 -0600

>Linda...I don't think I could have said it any better.  I come from a big 
>family...and I'm not close to a single one of them.  As I tell Pam...I am an 
>alien...born into a family that is nothing like me.  I do not fit in..will 
>never fit in...do not WANT to fit it.  My father is a racist, bigot, my 
>mother lets him run all over her and her children (including abuse), my 
>siblings are all "out there" dwelling on the past or refusing to move 
>forward in their lives (therapy for 20 years).  I say get over it, move on 
>with your life, adopt your own family (as Pam says..."friends are family you 
>choose for yourself")...well, the family I have chosen is outstanding.  I am 
>respectful of my family and will be there if they need me...but they are not 
>folks I would choose to hang out with.  And ya know what...if it weren't for 
>my family being the way they are...I would have never picked up my bed and 
>bags and moved on.  I would not have grown in a spiritual way.  So, for 
>that...I thank my family....because I like who I have become.
>Jesse Rene' Bell
>Claremore, OK
>Zone 6
>>From: "Linda" <lja@direcway.com>
>>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>Subject: Re: [CHAT] life IS good
>>Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 09:43:06 -0700
>>Ceres wrote:
>>   I
>> > >believe as you age you may miss not having a family.
>>Families come in all shapes and sizes.  Some are warm and supportive, some
>>are mildly abusive, some are cruel and destructive, some are just not 
>>and some people simply do not have living relatives.  Not sure I understand
>>why someone should miss family in the less pleasant categories, or why the
>>aging process should be made to appear more scary to someone who has no
>>Linda in Wyoming
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A

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