Reflecting on My Past, Present and Future

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Reflecting on My Past, Present, and Future
Diana Koch Jones
PSY 202
Laura Prout
November 12, 2012

Outline Reflecting on My Past, Present, and Future
Thesis Statement: Our past creates the foundation that brings us to our present. Throughout life we are faced with choices. Those choices determine what road we travel. The past cannot be changed, only learned from. What we choose to do with those lessons will determine how we live our present and by our choices within our present we can go anywhere we want to with our future. The choice is ours to make.

I. eflecting on My What was your family like? A. Youngest of eight children B. Open and honest communication C. Close relationships II. Who were the
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I knew within myself, the world gives and it takes, but I would not let it take from me my heart. I soon was blessed to meet the man who would become my second husband. All the wonderful things I thought life had to offer were given to me again, even more. I believed in love and thought that a person was lucky to find it once in their life yet love had found me for the second time. Life was a whirlwind of adventure. We had our ups and downs yet we always knew we would work through it all because we had each other. Our family became larger with the birth of two more children in May of 1992 and February of 1997. How could it get better than this? I decided after my three boys were in school, it was time for me to continue my education. My husband thought that was a fantastic idea and stood by me through the long nights of studying and encouraged me every step of the way. Two years later I was a college graduate. My business had grown and life just kept getting better. I never forgot though to keep what really mattered close to my heart; my family. Things on the outside are fleeting; it is what we are within that lasts a lifetime. In April of 2008, my husband was diagnosed with stage four cancer. I did not understand why I was given the gift of love again, only to have it taken from me once more. During this time I was caring for my wonderful mother who was dying


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