Walk in the footsteps of a small boy as he is passed from stranger to stranger. Aunts, uncles, friends, and neighbors all acted as parents to Bobbie at one time or another but ultimately each time circumstances necessitate another move to a different family, leaving him feeling rejected.
As Bobbie grew up, participating in youthful escapades during his brief period with his pseudograndparents, he continued searching for a feeling of family. Two decades of vying for his fathers affections and hoping for parental praise left Bobbie empty but drivenconstantly striving for that elusive moment of recognition.
His loneliness drove him, as a young man, to believe that his life is too burdensome for those around him. In his teen years, he found himself confronted with choices that should never have been presented to him, setting in motion life-altering events that would impact many other lives in negative ways. He was forced to learn to accept and live with the past, but he chooses not to nurture it; instead, he focuses on penniesbright spots in his life that serve as his mantra.
Everyone has their crosses to bear, and everyone has picked up pennies on the road.