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Aug 30, 2009
You did the right thing...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Very well stated, Erika. And you have nothing to feel guilty for. You did the right thing by those children. They cannot protect themselves, therefore, it is up to the adults in their lives to ensure they are kept safe. Thank you for sharing your story and that of your sister's with my visitors and me.

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Aug 31, 2009
Love the children that are in danger of abuse.
by: maurice

Oh Erika good on you, how right you are in certain rather than in many family situation the Cycle of Abuse is not broken. But with you as a caring Auntie your sister children will be loved and safeguarded from abuse. Great you were ever so brave to tell on your sister. Not an easy thing for any sibling to do. Darlene knows best and has given you words of empowerment and affirmation. She sure is aware that because a small number have never accepted that they were abused themselves and know no better that they rear their own children the same. I know at least three of the boys who were in schooled with me who still use spanking as they call it discipline and while I would have pointed it out to them they continued, Their children have done fine in life but sadly on of them still spanks his children. So the certain circumstance the cycle of abuse continues. I am not condoning it in any way or in any form. Once I tried to highlighted my conscious was easy I can't live the other person life for them. I am against all forms of abuse. Erika by writing your story you have done good and remind us all that we must always defend the innocent child from abuse. Thank You. Keep loving yourself and believing in yourself. Love the me in the mirror, hug the me in the mirror. You sure are a wonderful and beautiful woman. Keep healing. love and be loved by your closest and trusted of friends.

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