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 Post subject: Mixed Feelings
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:20 pm 
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Well, tomorrow's the day. Feeling nervous. Will I remember everything I need to share? Will I cry? Will I shake? I tend to shake when I start telling someone about it. I don't know why. It's like my nerves get on end.

I pulled out my old Via yearbooks. Going to take them with me. I still get nauseated when I look at the dorm picture the year I was in Frank's dorm. I remember showing the pic to my counselor. I probably shouldn't say what she said when she saw Frank's pic. Anyhow, I thought it would help me to remember some things and I thought those coming from IHART may not have ever seen pictures of Frank. Also, maybe it would help for them to see who all went through his dorm, ya know?

Don't know if I will sleep tonight.

Thanks for listening.


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 Post subject: Re: Mixed Feelings
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:02 pm 
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Memories, My husband and I will think of you and pray for you. We are so sorry you have to go through this and especially because you were a child of a missionary. No abuse is acceptable but the thoughts of it happening in so called Christian organisations is appalling. There is no pass or fail, your story is your story no matter how you tell it. This man can never touch you again. Take heart there are many who care. Full stop.


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 Post subject: Re: Mixed Feelings
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:12 am 
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We care!
We are praying!
You go, girl!


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 Post subject: Re: Mixed Feelings
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:13 am 
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go you
more power to you
*wavin' pompoms*

Will pray that every memory that needs coming forward will, that stuff that makes no difference will stay put but most of all that you get some form of closure.

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 Post subject: Re: Mixed Feelings
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:09 am 
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Memories,

Through it all remember you have so many people right here supporting you. We may not be there to hold your hand or give you a hug but our hearts are with you. Be Brave, Be Strong!

JJ


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:23 am 
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Memories, we are with you in this! You are not alone.

It is okay to cry and tremble. I always do when I talk about my daughters' abuse too. I make sure to wear a sweater if I know ahead of time that is where the conversation will go, because I always get so shivvery.

Hugs to you.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:24 am 
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Thank you all. You know, it hit me today. It was EXACTLY 30 years ago that I spoke out & no one believed me. THIRTY YEARS, y'all! It was 1983 when I snuck the letter out to my parents & my mom came & met with the leadership.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:25 am 
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Thanks for the support and prayers. I really appreciate it.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:49 am 
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Praying for you today Memories. Thirty years passing does not take away the pain. May you have great courage today. Courage does not mean it is easy or simple but means you do what you have to do anyway. Your story is important and you are believed here. Let us know how it goes.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:10 am 
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How scared were you, Memories, when you sneaked that letter out?
You were so young and had no say.
THAT was a ton of courage then.
I know you still have it now.
How can the emotions have gone away?
They haven't.
But you are after acknowledgment of the truth.
And we know you will be telling the truth.
We stand with you.
May what you have to share
And your willingness to tell it
Help others to be brave in various ways
And give you a new peace.


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