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May 17, 2008
You've set the scene so well...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Elaine, you provide such a vivid visual of the backdrop of your childhood, as well as the torment of past and present day. I'm honoured that you share so openly of yourself through my site.

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

May 18, 2008
You are brave to share your story.
by: Anonymous

It is 3:58 a.m., Elaine, and I am at the computer because I woke up burdened for one of my children. She is a good girl and has no idea how treacherous the world can be when a person is in the wrong place at the wrong time. I pray for her. And I prayed for you, tonight. You had no one to sit up for you. No one to take care of you and be the Mom you deserved. I hope you have settled into a caring environment and developed friendships with others who love you for who you are and want to be there for you. I am in a small group of people who meet every other week and talk about life-- the way it ought to be, the way it is, and the way we hope it will be someday. We suport each other, challenge each other, and care about each other--even when one of us does not have the best attitude or "correct" response to everything life throws our way.
I believe all healing takes place in community. And I hope that you are in a healing community; that you have the support of safe people who will accept you just as you are--scars and all. I have mine too and the more I have tried to hide them--the more evident they became. You are right about secrets--they are not good, they cover harm with darkness and breed more darkness still. I encourage you to continue your healing journey and keep writing. You have a lot of say and there are a lot of people who need to hear it.
God Bless You, Linda

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