It just baffles my mind the type of upbringing some people have had. In doing root cause work, I help the client go back into their past. What a miriad of experiences that clients have gone through. From sexual abuse at 5 years old, to witnessing a murder, to severe physical abuse. It is amazing that these people with these experiences grow up to be fairly well adjusted adults. Man...but I do love this work in helping these people to finally put this part of their life behind them.
I'm not a mother, by choice. I wouldn't make a good mother, as when I was able and making that decision I was WAY too screwed up to raise a child correctly. Thank God I stuck to my guns and didn't give in to family and peer pressure to do the usual thing of having babies. I saved a child or two from enduring my anger management issues I had as a young adult.