I do this often, think back to my childhood and contemplate what led me to this place I am in now. I do this because I love this place, it's basically everything (and more) I ever dreamed of. I know one thing that always has been with me is the love and acceptance my immediate family has always, and still to this day, provided me. I strongly believe it is what kept me on the straight and narrow, never willing to do things that I knew were stupid and destructive. Because of the love and acceptance of my family, I was strong enough in who I was to say no.
What more could I ever have asked for?
It's what I wish for every single child.