This I Believe

Sharon - Windsor Locks, Connecticut
Entered on May 10, 2006
Age Group: 30 - 50

I am a 50 year old woman who has lead a shameful life. I was abused by my father, virtually ignored by my mother. That is another story. I became a Mom at 23. My daughter Elizabeth and I have not been all that close. We are very different. I also believe that she has been impacted by my shutting down (which I had to do in order to survive the flashbacks from the abuse). She gave birth on 3/19/05 to my Grandson Jaden Aaron. I do not believe I have ever felt such joy. At times I feel I do not deserve to have him…..but I do, I am this young man’s Grandmother. I plan on loving him and giving him all that I can. Not material things….I will rock him, read to him, play patty-cake with him and love him.