Cancer Took Mom

by Lin N
(Nevada, USA)

I'm 13 years and my mom died when I was five. Back then my dad loved me but ever since our mom died he has abused us, but he no longer does. So me and my sisters all live at our aunt's house. But our dad would beat us when we were with him.

It was just one day I decided to act up. It was when I looked into one of my sister's eyes and saw a sad abused little girl. She had scars on her face and I didn't want her to be raised by our dad. Sure I still have the scars but at least my siblings are safe.

It was one cold night at our dad's house. He came home late and I was waiting for him. I grabbed a bottle when he was half a sleep and half drunk and hit him as hard as I could with it. After that I called 911 and told them everything. When they came they were surprised to see three abused girls with blood and bruises on their skin. They took us away and took us to our only relative that was not on our dad's bloodline and let us live there.

I still miss my mom. I mean, it wasn't fair for her to die, is it. I miss her a lot but the sad thing is that my sisters never knew her. They just knew our very abusive dad. But the most saddest thing is how he changed. I want our old family back, not the new one, the abusive dad and dead mom. But I love my aunt.

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Feb 04, 2016
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

It's definitely not fair that your mom died when you were so young. And it's not fair that your dad was so self-absorbed and twisted with grief that he lashed out at his three lovely daughters. I can certainly understand that you want your old family back. That you want things the way they were while your mother was still alive. Sadly, that's never going to happen. All you can do now is embrace the new family you now have, assuming your aunt is fair and loving, that is.

What you did to protect you and your sisters is admirable. It's not fair that you were put in that situation. What it showed me is how strong and resilient you really are, Lin. It showed me the beautiful person you've turned out to be; one that cares, one that's compassionate, one that knows the true difference between what's right and what's wrong. Just make sure you realize that you don't have to go through this alone. Lean on the support of your aunt. She sounds like a caring and compassionate person herself. Do things you love to do whenever you can, at school, with friends, with your family. You are allowed to have fun, Lin. It won't show disrespect to your mother or to your sisters, either. They would all want you to be happy. You truly are an inspirational person, and you deserve to be happy. Never forget that. I can only hope that your father gets the help that he needs. But HE is not your problem. It isn't on you to take care of him or to get him help. Your job is to be an adolescent, one who is true to who she really is, one who gets to explore more about herself and enjoying doing so in the process. I know your mom would have wanted that for you.

I send you and your sisters love, light and healing energy. Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

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