Ever since I was a little girl, I had a deep desire to be a part of what was happening around me. As the fourth child, and the middle girl, I often felt left out of the things that my brothers and sisters were involved in. And when I was fortunate enough to take part, I was always given the lesser role. I often felt alone, unloved and unwanted.
As a teenager in high school, I joined lots of the campus clubs, not because I was passionate about their cause, but because I simply wanted to belong to something. I didn’t last very long in any of them. Although I had good friends in