Child Abuse Averted

by Linda
(Indiana, USA)

I made the first step to forgiving my grandmother tonight. While she was yelling in my face I said I love you grandma and I'm sorry. I know God was there with me. Normally I would have been cussing her out and yelling right back. But i didn't. I'm very pleased with myself. But i couldn't have done it without God helping me. He is always there even when bad things happen to us. Somtimes they just have to happen. I mean if bad things don't happen to us then how would your view on life be? Not the same. Sometimes the bad things that happen to us happen for a reason. And i believe that's to bring us closer to God.

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Mar 01, 2011
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Congratulations! You became an adult the moment you realized you could control your behaviour, your response. That's all any one of us can do. Thank you for sharing your story and your important message with my visitors and me.

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Mar 02, 2011
by: maurice

I the bestest: Darlene sure is wisdomed and professional in her loving, caring, concerned commernt to you: Always believe in yourself: Great you are so brave and so strong in being able to forgive: Faith/belief in a God sure helps that process but it sure takes alot of courage which we get from god through real and good people andn friends helping us: A true friend is a blessing, a jewel, a golden nugget: Well done always Love, value and respect the great and good person you are: Have a healthy mind in a healthy body: think positive: Be positive: Act positive especially when it concerns yourself: Hug and cuddle that inner beautiful me looking out at you from the mirror: I will: I can: I must: Because I am WORTH it; good on you: Thank you Darlene:

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