A line from an article really resonated with me.  “I can look after myself, knowing that by healing my own hurts I won’t be passing them on to anyone else.”
It’s exactly the way I feel about raising my daughter. It’s important for me to help her through life’s difficult moments and try to be there for her when she grows up. Sometimes I feel that there was a bigger plan in store for me after the breakup of my marriage. Everything I went through made me a better person, so that I can be a better mother and role model for her.
It really was a life-changing event for me and has changed the way I think about life and how to handle things. If only I had know these things when I was younger! But alas, wisdom comes with age. I just wish that I can part some of my wisdom onto her and that she will be willing to listen to me when she is a teenager!