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Jul 13, 2009
You've most certainly turned pain into power...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Dawn, thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me. You've clearly shown how one can take pain and turn it into power. Your 8 children know that, even though they may not actually know all about your past. It's your actions that speak louder and more strongly than anything else. When you are with your children, caring and nurturing them, you are coming from a place of love. Remember that place of love when it comes to yourself and what you've been through. I did not live your life; I lived mine, and I am grateful that I do not forget my past because without what I lived through I could not do what I do to help and empower others who have been through something similar. The difference between now and then is that I no longer dwell on the past; rather, I live in the present moment.

Stay in counselling and continue along your path of healing and recovery. You're certainly worthy of that. And so are your precious children. You are the light in their world. Be the light in yours, Dawn. Be the dawning of Dawn.

I commend and applaud that you have not allowed your past to be meaningless; instead you've ensured it is your driving force. I hold you in such high regard for that, and I'm honoured that you chose my site to share your story. Thank you.

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Darlene Barriere
Webmaster: www.child-abuse-effects.com
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir


Jul 14, 2009
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet that bring good news.
by: Anonymous

Dawn, it is great, it is a blessing, it is the beginning of real healing power in your life for you having arrived at a very safe haven as Darlene's site. Her words to you in her comment are empowering ones. especially using her own abuse and bad childhood experiences to say I don't dwell on the past but the present moment. That Dawn is what we all must do who have been abused let go to the best of our ability, it sure ain't easy but let go we must if we really want to love and make an impact on the good people in our lives now. Your eight children know you LOVE them. they are your real hope to protect from all you were put through and went through at an uncaring drug addict mother. She needs loads of help. Darlene certainly has given you loving re-assuring words which I encourage you to make real sense of for yourself. You'll feel good if you can. Keep getting therapy, keep with that self help group. Always believe in yourself. Know by telling your story on Darlene's site you have found a powerhouse of love beginning with herself and then all her visitors who empathise with you. You'll be fine as I can see how determined you are to let go and let God be your strength. Your are precious in His eyes so stick with allowing him to be your source of greatness that is in you. I am Beautiful, I am special, I am the loveliest child ever born because God is Our Father in Heaven who cares for us. Great you have loving people in your life now, Let them love and hug you but the most important person you need to love now is YOURSELF begin to get a love for that wonderful person in the Mirror. Say loving things about yourself, think positive thoughts about yourself and soothe away the awful memories of your past. You will be fine Dawn.

Aug 10, 2009
Great you returned to seek affirmation, love and help
by: Maurice

Dawn, I was the anonymous who made a coomenet to your earliar visit to darlene's site Darlene gave you a wonderful affirmation in her comment. Re-read it over and over again she really gave you very empowering words and means to cope with your doubts, fears, and hopes. She is worth reading over again. I am certain you will benefit from her words. Your healing is taking time, erasing the memories of all that happened to you as a child will take time. But don't you Quit Loving yourself. Be brave, be strong for yourself. I am the most important person now. I am all that matters for me to acknowledge Me. My beautifulness, my strengths, my weaknesses, my survival commitments. Hi keep speaking with your counsellor or therapist. Also allow your nearest and closest friend (s) whom you relate your most intimate in trust. Let them Love you for who you are Now. Hi don't foget to begin to have or indeed continue to have a wholesome and holistic Mirror Image of yoursefl. It is a great boost to your self worth and self esteem. I can do it, I will do it, I must do it just for me and all who love and care for my welbeing. By the way did you find the boy that went missing. ? you seemed to have been stopped in your tracks by that un-expected happenings in the Bathroom. Let go of your past entrust it to God. Live the present for yourself. and let the future in God's hands. Remember to re-read Darlene's comments to you. While she gets on doing great work and writing her book.

Aug 10, 2009
thinking of everybody
by: dana

ive read all these stories and i will think about all of you and pray for you guys too!

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