Category: Child Abuse
First Write for Yourself
Do try writing your story in your own words though. Break a few pencils, crayons, whatever. Tear pages. Get. It. Out. That is what is most important.
Life is Grand, Yet Underneath . . .
San Juan Mountains in the fall, near Silverton, Colorado.
Gotta Have a Dream
I wanted to live an adventurous life, no matter the risks. I wanted to experience what I read about in books. That dream was a major part of what enabled me to get past what I faced in the present.
Find Joy Where You Can
We found escape and joy wherever we could: in books, imagination, music, food, arts, nature, and holidays.
For the Sanity of Our World
A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds in the United States.
Letting Difficult Decisions Slide By
I don’t think he planned ahead on separating us from everyone he trusted. He just did it. One person at a time. That is what perpetrators do.
Nature is my Refuge
Nature is so big, so grand, so all-encompassing, that Dad seemed puny compared to it. As did my problems.
Integrity and Morality are not Related to Birth or Wealth
I have since learned that integrity and morality have little to do with which side of the tracks one was born on.
Kids Need Truth to Balance Imagination
My world and my sister’s world became one of constant anxiety. Except when Dad was out of the house . . . gone.
My Depressed Dad Ruled Our Family
Knowing what I know now, I believe Dad was clinically depressed and unsure of himself.