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I Have Lived

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    Yes It's Been A Blessed Life Full Of Twists And Turns...

    I need to write down details for my son as much as I know and remember (it's all word of mouth passed on throught the generations) so he can share with the future about who he is from my side... At 3 1/2 he stands a better chance than I of being happy and successful.. Part of...
    13MrHappy 13MrHappy 51-55, M Jun 28, 2012

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    I Didn't Always

    want to live, but for now im looking forward to living more.
    iwillclimbeverest iwillclimbeverest 22-25 Mar 31, 2012

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    As Opposed to What?

     Sorry, I couldn't resist that either.
    onlinegrandpa onlinegrandpa 61-65 Dec 1, 2008

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    ...No Regrets..

    I have lived..I have loved..been loved..hurt..been hurt..traveled..saw beauty..felt peace..heard the beautiful sound of a baby's laughter..felt the grief that death brings..felt the magic that new love gives you..saw the Rocky Mountains in winter and both oceans in the summer...
    UnperfectAngel UnperfectAngel 26-30, F Dec 2, 2008

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    I have lived, myself almost 25 years.

    And I can't say I'm the most solidified human being. Who found zen. And I can't say I know what I'm talking about.. So basically I speak true gibberish to everyone on EP. And this is what I've learned in the small life of being 25. .we all end up getting older and we all will...
    D862 D862 22-25, M Nov 29, 2013

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    Enough

    I've lived an interesting life... maybe haven't traveled the world but I've had lots of experiences that all blend together to make up me. been married been divorced three pregnancies three natural births (ouch) stayed in mansions on the beach been...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 1, 2008

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    Right though I mean just for this teen part of my life I don't regret how I spend my sad little days -,-
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    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    liveandloveat21 liveandloveat21 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    laurynnm43 laurynnm43 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F Sep 2

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    ginger1979 ginger1979 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Well, I do have family -- up until 1993 I had 7 siblings. When they all were told my dad was dying and to come see him. I was not told until after he died that he was sick. All of...
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    Dpaul45 Dpaul45 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    Marc98 Marc98 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 19

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    rachh4321 rachh4321 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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