Beaten, molested, and abused, I was raised with fear as a close unwanted companion. I, however, refused to let his partner in misery, sadness, in my party. Thank god for tomorrow! I saw hope in the fact that that state of being in those moments won't always be; and that tomorrow will be a brighter day. Now, I do not have to live in fear. And I am free to be happy - fully happy, without reservations, - today.