Hi there folks. I've been meaning to post this for a while.
This thread is dedicated to everyone. Please, share the summary of your life. You don't have to tell every thing, like things you'd rather not talk
about. I know we all have those deep scars that have impacted our lives. But let this thread be one that will let others in our family of ATS/BTS,
know who you are.
I guess I will start.
I was born in 1984 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, here in the United states. At the time, I lived with my mom, my dad, my half brother from my mom's
previous husband, and 3 dogs. 1 dog that I was real close to was a beagle named Snoopy, funny thing was, he was born the same day I was. He lived
until we were 18 before we had to put him down.
My family, bless them all was great except for one person. My dad. He was abusive in both physical and psychological aspects. I swear I have PTSD
because of him and have had war vets tell me I have that thousand yard stare in my eyes. It's hard to talk about but perhaps another time. My half
brother moved back to Texas to stay with his dad because of the abuse my dad put us though.
When I was about to turn 4 years old, we moved to Virginia, where we lived until my mom found out she had breast cancer. We moved back to Colorado
Springs when I was six, so that my mom could go to one of the best chemo places in the world. At this time my mom was put into the hospital, her tumor
was the size of a golf ball, they didn't think she was going to live at all. At the time, my dad told my mom, "You'd better find some one to watch
that kid because I won't. He then went to stay at a girl's house that he'd been cheating on my mom with. I was sent to stay with friends for 3
My mom got better after losing all her hair from chemo and the such. And life went on. One night I was spending the night at a friends house who lived
across the street. At about 3am my friend's mom wakes me up and says that my mom is here to pick me up. My dad beat the crap out of her. So we loaded
our things into our van and took off to Denver. We stayed with one of my mom's sisters for a few months. That's how I got here today.
Lets fast forward.
After much drama with my dad, my mom devorced that deadbeat. And met a really nice guy who she is married to to this day. We got a house and I made
some good friends, my best friend I've known for about 15 years now. I got engaged with a girl who proposed to ME, but in the end, I caught her with
one of my good friends who was living with me at the time. I kicked his back stabbing ass out.
We had to move again because my step dad was messing up, his first impression was great, but now a days... I don't know, he's still a good guy,
better then my dad ever was that's for sure.
I currently reside in this small condo with my mom and step dad, and check out ats every day I'm at home. I'm just living life, it's rough but I'm
There's a LOT more I could go into detail about, but this is a quick summary of my life. My life has been tough, and I'll never get over the things
that have happened to me and my mom, but dammit, I'm alive and I'm still here. And I will fight all the way to help others out when I can. This is
life, I will live it.
Thank you all for reading, and please share your summary of your life. Lets get to know each other more, and as I stated at the beginning of this
post, you don't need to tell every thing. I know I haven't. Thank you all again.
Edit to add. This is not a thread to one up each other on how hard your life has been, talk about the good points in your life as well. I am thankful
for where I am today, I have a loving family, 2 awesome cats, my best friend of 15 years, my nephews and such. I'm pretty happy right now. But I
can't help but worry about the future. We will all make it though one way or another. Thank you all again for reading.
[edit on 22-1-2009 by Slash]