If time can heal everything then I know enough time has passed for Amber and I.
Amber ,Sam and I were talking today. Some how we got on the subject of how we want to live. Amber said that she never wants to live on the streets again, she never wants to move in the middle of the night, and she wants to live how we are living now.
Amber remembers the bad time we had with her "dad" ( and I use that term loosely). Amber remembers more then I had ever hoped that she would, and yet Amber has now moved on.
When I look back and I think about all the bad times and the bad things that have happened to us, I smile. I smile because we have made it through. We have made it through being hungry, homeless, cold, and being beaten. And yet I can still smile.
I do not smile because I like what I lived through, I smile because I have made it despite other peoples best effort to keep me down. I smile because I have given my children the strength to move forward life.
When all is said and done I am grateful for my ex. If I have not had it so bad then I would never have known how good I have it now.