Recently, a mother sat on my couch singing the song of her people. Perhaps you've heard it? I'll sing you the first verse. "I'm a horrible mother and I fail my children every single day. They'd probably be better off if I just let ____ do my job. If I could only be like ____my… Continue reading Who can help my child heal?
From Carol-Beth's journal, when Joshua was 10... A couple of weeks ago we spent a few days with some dear friends of ours. We love to spend time with them and their kids and our kids get along so well that we won't hear from any of them for hours. The very first night we… Continue reading Regaining confidence after an attack
10/10/2007 Carol-Beth's journal Tonight Joshua went to dance class. He's taking a hip hop class and a tap class. During the tap class a little girl who's about a head taller than him decided that staring at him, but not speaking, would be fun. He didn't think it was fun. I checked in on him… Continue reading What to do when stress from past trauma lingers
Are you strong? Are you brave? I am constantly perceived as being a strong person and I'm not. I have to battle past my personal weaknesses and the choices that are a result of a life of being weak everyday. I hope to be strong someday, but I am not. I am brave, however. I… Continue reading How to be brave when your family is hurting
If you are here on this page, you are probably terrified. And I am so sorry. I've been there. Our house was one of the places where it happened. It happened while I was taking care of my baby girl, Hannah. Teenagers from our church youth group were filling every corner of our house with their… Continue reading How to tell if your child has been sexually abused