I shall not choose to regret the times that led me to this place, these people, this house,
For here my heart has been granted its desire for sanctuary.
I will not choose to regret words unspoken and wrong roads taken.
For they were merely an echo, a foreshadowing of the place my soul would call home.
Here I have found shelter. Here I have found solace. Here I have put down roots and made a family.
Here I am loved. No one can make me feel undesirable or not good enough and although I lack for things I do not lack love.
I am a mother, a wife, a sister, a comforter, a listening ear and it is enough. I am satisfied.
Suzanne Rollinson (Sept 2015)