A New Beginning

by Nobody

Just one! One voice speaks and one person listens. So many years went by and not one. Then it happened...millions, millions and still counting.

I always believed the tsunami that took so many children was created by God's finger. In a swipe across the ocean, I think I could hear: Not my children, you don't!

I think history happened on Feb 14 1994. Everyone agreed a child with a defective heart was going to die anyway. Everyone! What difference would it make! And it didn't. I always wondered, if you made the earth heart and soul, What would you do when you heard this?

What if 2 weeks ago, 22.83 million souls (all children) returned home...on one day?

I heard a story one time about one child being terribly abused. For three nights in June 1993 this child cried while praying. "Please," he says. "Send someone." Then he says, "God, why did you put me here? If I am a free soul, then why am I afraid of living?

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May 05, 2008
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

We all have a moral and ethical obligation to speak out when we know or suspect child abuse. All too often, people refuse to act, and thus, child abuse is allowed to continue, in the millions worldwide.

You speak of history happening Feb 14 1994, and then of an incident with a praying child in June 1993...your cryptic musing sounds dangerously close to depression. Whether or not any of what you've written relates directly to you, I urge you to seek out some form of counselling.

And just for the record, you are NOT "Nobody." You are a precious human being with a heart and a soul and a purpose. Don't ever lose sight of that.

Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

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