Looking At A Wonderful View

She was a happy 5 year old girl.
She was a happy 5 year old girl. | Source

Her First Years

On an April's day she was born. She was the fourth and youngest child in her family. She was yet not aware of her two older sisters and her older brother. Before the day she turned one year old, she was in daycare. A very young woman – only 16 years old – took care of the little girl and some other children while their parents were working. As a two year old the little girl explored the world around her. As she had turned three years old, a new girl in her same age was put into the same daycare. They played together every day and they both turned four years old within a couple of weeks. Soon they were the oldest children at the daycare. The children played, they had fun and the woman taking care of them was the kindest woman on earth. The little girl felt as if she had two mothers – one at home and one at the daycare. The small group of children at the daycare almost felt like a second family to this little girl. Being a five year old girl was a freedom she enjoyed very much. She could do almost whatever she wanted - of course with some restrictions. She never wanted to turn six years old. As a six year old in Finland, you begin preschool. Being in preschool would mean that she would have to leave the safe environment that had been a world of freedom for the first years of her life.

The little girl with her oldest sister.
The little girl with her oldest sister. | Source

A Shy Girl

In preschool she met many children she had never seen before. It was a big group of 24 children. The little girl was shy. She didn't like big groups. After a while she adjusted quite well and finally that day came, when she had turned seven years old and it was time for school. Oh no. She didn't want this day to come. She was scared. She was shy. She was not sure she would make it. She did. She made some new friends, but never let go of the friend she had made in daycare. They were both in the same class and felt the support from each other. This little girl was not very outgoing, but she managed pretty well. Until the day she turned 19 years old she and her best friend had been in the same class. Now it was time to split.

Decisions In Life

The shy girl decided not to be shy anymore. She went out to explore the world, met new people, learned to speak new languages, made new friends and finally returned to the place, where she once grew up. She still has her best friend close to her. Their children play together when they meet. Their lives are great. The little shy girl, who now is a not shy woman, is thankful for all the things she has in life and for all the things she has experienced. She is thankful for the great friend she has, and it's a friendship that will last for a lifetime. Without any doubt she could not have had a better life. Maybe she could have done some things different, but she never regret one thing. She now wants to live life to the fullest and she enjoys every day she wakes up and looks at her beautiful children. She wish they could write a story like this in 30 years from now.

Looking back on her life is like looking at a wonderful view.

This is my life.
This is my life. | Source

Life's good.

Life's beautiful.

Only you can decide

what to do with it.

Live it right now!

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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Beautiful. And I agree, billybuc is an inspiration! :) He has such a positive affect on those around him. Well done. Voting up and more. :)

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lovedoctor926 4 years ago

She is so beautiful!

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Made, that was unexpected and so nice of you. Thank you dear friend and thank you for a beautiful hub. You told the story wonderfully.

I am proud to be your friend.

Peace and love always,


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

TTombs08, Bill sure has a positive affect on other hubbers. Thank you so much!

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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

Thank you lovedoctor926! :)

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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

Bill, my friend, even if it was the middle of the night over here, I had to finish this hub after reading your positive and inspiring hub. This is what I love about HubPages. All the kind and supportive people I meet here make me want to write more. Thank you! :)

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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

This is a beautiful story of growing up and about friendship. The little girl is beautiful and I wonder if this is your life story.

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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I wanted to give that little girl a hug while reading her story. Heck I still want to hug her! Sending hugs!!:)

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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

Pamela99, this is about me. Maybe I just remember the good things about my childhood or maybe I'm just a lucky person, who actually had a very good childhood. Anyway, this is how I remember it. Thank you for your comment!

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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

Linda, sometimes we all would need a hug. Thank you!! I'm sending hugs back to you. :)

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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

Very nicely done....it was very interesting watching the shy girl become the confident happy mother....voted up and awesome.

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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

Thank you Cogerson. I think that mother is happy and confident, but still a little shy. :)

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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

It's good to have such strong memories. Sweetly done. I'm sure, in thirty years, another story just as sweet will be told.

Great Job!

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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

rcrumple, I have many good memories. I hope there will be a story about childhood memories again in many years. Thank you!

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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)


What a beautiful article! Thank you for sharing your memories with us.

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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

Hi Daisy, thank you for reading. :)

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