At first glance, it may seem
that the life I lead today
is the one I've always lived.
The moments that caused many tears
are those that now gleam beautifully.
Those charms on my life's bracelet
are the ones I can talk about
and measure how far I've come
from those days of endless sadness.
Those charms on my bracelet gleam,
cleansed from ever being overlooked, disregarded.
My love, my boys, my family.
These exquisite charms; priceless, delicate, breath-taking,
always make me feel as though
this is the enchanted, wonderful life
I was always meant to live.