Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. – Romans 5:3-4
I wouldn’t be the woman I am today if I didn’t go through the controlling, manipulation of my mother, if I didn’t go through the break-ups, if I didn’t suffer the backstabbing of co-workers and so-called friends. I wouldn’t be strong. I wouldn’t be courageous. I wouldn’t be me. Would I have rather have not experiencing all that? Yes, but I wouldn’t be uniquely Annagail if I didn’t. And the sufferings you have gone through have made you uniquely you too.