When I first left my abusive marriage this song was popular. My daughter and I used to sing it together. It was so powerful and so healing at that time. I knew that I had learned to live half alive in that relationship. I knew that it has all but cost me my life. I knew that I could not and would not go back…ever. Today I brought some precious items out of storage that I had lovingly packed 6 years ago…among them were my grandmothers china. I felt pain at first as I unpacked each cup, plate and serving bowl. Those dishes will never be used to serve some of my family again. But I realized that despite the bittersweet memories that bring I do not wish to be the woman that I was then. I have grown strong and I will create new memories with those dishes that mean so much to me. I have another chance to live a life that is full for love and happiness. I choose that. I want that. I am worthy to experience that. I am enough to have that. That is why all of these wonderful people that now surround me are in my life…to show me that just like them I belong and I am worthy of love. I am so very blessed to live the life that I do. I want to make the most out of every single moment of every day.