Jeez Vader, you've been through too much to be an Auburn fan. As long as you're not full of it, just pulling our legs as I've come to expect from this site, my heart goes out to ya man. Maybe in another thread tell us what's going on in your life, those hardships can be tough to overcome. It's a bitch not having a supportive family. I'm curious if you're in school, working, got a family of your own now. I'm rooting for ya to accomplish the things you want. If you're struggling I'd bet there' a poster on here that might have a suggestion or knows someone that help turn these around for ya with maybe a lead on a job, or some sound advice on whatever might be troubling ya
well thanks and I assure you it's all true. And yes, I've had some pretty shitty things thrown at me in my life. Parents being killed when I had just turned one, raised by a widowed grandmother who died right before I turned 15. Sexually abused by our housekeeper woman when I was 12. Complete mental breakdown when I was 14. Teen years living in poverty, deprivation, drugs, sex, alcohol, bouncing from place to place with no family or even a real friend. Yes, there is a lot to tell and I've even thought about writing a book about it. But the thing I want people to take from my story, which I may share fully one day, is not to pity me but to be inspired that no matter how beat down this world can get you, you can always rise up. I'm 39 yrs old now, have a loving wife of 15 years, two beautiful children, a nice big house in the nicest neighborhood in our town and a job that affords me the ability to give my family a good life. I could have let life beat me down and it came very close more than once. but I chose to keep fighting. That's what I want people to take from what I've been through... keep fighting.