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Apr 23, 2010
Christine:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

I understand the need to distance from a parent only too well. I too had to "separate" from my mother for my true healing to begin. I commend and applaud that you not only recognized what you had to do, but that you actually have made tremendous strides in moving forward in your life, and in a healthy way, with friends, exercise, and finding purpose in your life. Keep up the great work! Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

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Apr 23, 2010
music is a great outlet
by: Scott 1

I find making music to be a great outlet from things,... and even myself. Its really something when you have a blank piece of paper, all your instruments and an empty recording machine and so much to say. But I didnt want people to know about my abuse and problems so I didnt write about it. Though those who know me can hear what I'm saying even though I dont say it. And I love her deeply for it. Perhaps its because she is a survivor of child abuse too. She grew up in abusive foster care just miles from where I grew up and we went to school together. It took me 30 years to reconnect with her. Its good to share such things as art, hobbies and music with a special someone who understands. To communicate without speaking.
I Learned to play guitar first,then that makes the bass guitar much easier to learn. Learning piano, harmonica, I use a couple of drum machines. Learning to sing is quiet an experience and draws one from their shell. I agree Christine, its good to have a circle of understanding people you can trust, and hobbies.

Apr 26, 2010
Always believe in yourself: I will, I can, I must.
by: maurice

Christine your story is so inspirational, so empowering in your telling of what you did to be a winner over absue: You sure touched Darlene's heart and her comment to you I hope will empower you now to Live your life to the full with the golden nuggets of your life your trusted and loyal friends. You moved my heart as I read through your story: Nice to see you acknowledgeing Darlen's site. Full credit to her on all out behalf. She is totally aware she is a saving angel for us all who have becaome family as visitors to her site. Her guardianship of it makes it safe and re-assuring that it is a safe haven for each of us to be truly honest in relating our story and the effects abuse had on us as innoncent and vunerable children. You sure give Hope Christine to many. Good on you special gift to us all. Great part of your healing was you having a healthy mind in a healthy body I totally believe in that for all ages. Team sports, cultural groups and gatherings makes life worth living in the company of other like-minded people: We grow naturally in the safety of numbers and in compannonship, buddies and friendships of such people. Thank you Christine.

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