Hurts you never knew you had
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April 4, 2011 by okie1106
I am so frustrated right now.  I am just so sick of my "blood family".....not all, but most of them.  My step mom has always treated my dad's 4 oldest kids as lower class citizens.  I am just really starting to see some reality that I don't like.  I will start out by saying, my father is a retired minister, so keep that in mind as you read this. 

Recently, my oldest son started asking about being baptized.  We sat down with our pastor, and he feels that he is re...
February 26, 2011 by okie1106
I recently fell on hard times.....a few weeks ago I came down with the flu and missed 4 days of work.   Being a single mom, I knew those 4 days were gonna hurt me, and was not sure where the funds were going to come from to get me through, but I prayed about it.  The very next week, I missed 4 more days of work because my son was in the hospital due to a possible asthma attack....they never said for sure.  Again, I knew it was going to hurt financially....again I asked God to...
February 15, 2011 by okie1106
Growing up, I always saw anger as a bad thing.  It hurt seeing my mother go into rage attacks and everything from everywhere go flying.....only for me and my brothers to clean up.  It hurt when my brothers and I were beat for things we didn't always understand.  It hurt when the anger of one man took the life of my 4 year old brother....it nearly killed me.  It hurt when the anger held onto by another brother caused him to run his bike into a pick up, causing his death.&...
February 15, 2011 by okie1106
Since I last wrote, a whole lot has changed for me.  My brother did contact me, and we talked at length about what I read, where I was at in life, and stuff like that.  One of the things we talked about is getting myself to the point of forgiving my mother.  I have forgiven others that hurt me, but I have struggled in forgiving her.  Why?  Because there is nothing more that a woman wants than a strong bond with her mother, and she robbed me of that.  I opened up to ...
February 10, 2011 by okie1106
I was brought to this website accidently.  I was searching for something, and stumbled upon an article that was written by my brother.  For privacy reasons, I will not disclose who he is. 

My brother and I survived horrific child abuse growing up.  We lost 2 brothers because of the abuse....one beaten by HIS father.  There are things that were done to me that no little girl should ever experience.  I knew of some of the stuff that was done to my brother, but did...