The past few years I've been afraid of what motherhood would look like for me, someone who has been traumatized throughout childhood and adolescence. The biblical quote “The sins of the father” has scared me into thinking I am doomed to repeat the mistakes of my parents. Reactive rather than understanding, angry instead of empathetic, and conditional instead of unconditional. But your story has given me hope and reminded me that I have the foreknowledge and choice to choose to be a better parent when that time comes. Thank you!