Sometimes it’s necessary to relive the pain of the past in order to realize just how good we have it in the present. I watched something today that I have not been able to do in ten years at least. Yes, the tears were flowing, but it was cleansing. Being able to release the pain of those years and realize that I am not the same person I was then was something that has really been a long time coming. To say that I am grateful is an understatement.