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Aug 22, 2011
To Adopted Guy:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Sounds as though you were targeted for abuse by your adoptive mother. The fact that you were the only child of 5 to be left behind by her likely left you feeling abandoned and betrayed, but it was truly a blessing; you were able to be with your loving father instead.

The words you closed with are words that I believe each of us humans can live by: "...dare to believe that someone so all-powerful would choose not to use the power they have to hurt, but to care for and to defend the helpless, to stand up for injustice, and to accept the rejected as if they were His own, and as if they had always belonged to Him." For I believe we ARE all-powerful within our Self. Thank you for sharing your story of healing and recovery with my visitors and me. And congratulations on the birth of your children, and for turning your life into one that is so positive. You've indeed gone from victim to victory.

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Aug 23, 2011
The Genius of a stand
by: maurice

The targetting of one child is still a mystery for me: I remember all through my childhood that Parents had this notion that if they make and example of the eldest then they'll have no problems with the other children: It was rearing a family in fear rather then in Love: building a relationship with each individual child who was gifted in his/her own uniqueness: The wrong in targetting a paticular child is abusive as it was in your situation as your the other children pitied you but could do little about it to protect you: Great at least you aware now they did'nt condone you abuser: You have given others to this site great hope because you have made new beginnings and you are looking ahead NOW not back: I guess people in power are not born leaders and do abuse their office by making inferior those under there charge feel inadequate etc: We know from real life experiences that Parents have absued their position especially Fathers over their children: Sadly in most if not all cases they were enabled by the powerless woamn mother in the situation: I know many a mother who stood up to their husbands but were not listened to: The mighty belt was his way of beating sense into the innocent and vunerable child/adolecent: Darlene as is her giftedness has given you most empowering words in affirmation: I was taken by her words For I believe we are all powerful within our self:
The genius of a stand: Until I make a stand, I'm hesitant, sitting on the fence, bored and ineffective, If I am to use my gifts and be creative and fulfilled. I need to appreciatepne elementary truth the momentI deffineately take a Stand; Making that stand empowers me and I a the architect of my own destiny:
I'll leave with these after asking the Question: Who am I? I AM: Dynamic: ever changing ever growing: Enthuastic: About living and loving: Grateful: For each new day: Healthy: Full of energy ( Always try to have a healthy mind in a healthy body) Joyful: Grateful for all there is: Kind-Hearted: Reaching out to others: Lovable: Exactly as I am: Optismistic: Anything is possible: Powerful: Beyond imagination: Spiritusl Having a human experience: Resourceful: Obstacles are stepping stones: Trustworthy: Speaking from the heart: Unique: And unrepeatabe: You have been a winner over your abusers and now you are using the pain of abuse to empower others; Live well: Laugh Often: LOVE much: be gentle and kind to your wonderful gifted acceptance of yourself:

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