How’s your morning going? Some of you are actually getting ready for bed! Crazy all the connections made on the internet! My kids and grand kids are with me this week. I’ve been thinking this morning about the cycle of abuse and how important it is to stop it with you. I was blessed with incredibly good counselors and as I struggled and lurched down thru the journey to healing I was often told, “You are an enigma! We don’t know how you have held yourself together this long!” I had small children when I went into therapy for the first time and my past life was beginning to show the wear and tear on me, and on them as I unraveled.
Later I was told,”This pain, this cycle of abuse, will stop with you.” IT did! IF my life is a testimony of getting thru childhood abuse, then my children and especially my grandchildren are a testimony of success.
My 7 year old granddaughter was strong enough to tell a couple of classmates, one of them her BFF, not to be mean to another little girl they were essentially bullying. So then they sided up and began to pick on her too! There were some words exchanged and my Isabelle, strong in her convictions and confident in right and wrong, walked over and took the other girls hand and sai, “Come on.” She reported it to the office and was this quiet little girls advocate! When she got home, she told her mother (my daughter who raised this marvelous little creature) Take Mary’s (Not her real name) phone number out of our book. I can’t be friends with her! I was so proud of her.
Strong kids moving through their young lives can begin making a difference if they are given the tools. Think of this! Stop the cycle as soon as you can. Put those tools into their hands to become strong adults who have clear lines of the boundaries f right and wrong. Show them how to be strong, not how to be victims.
I can hear them waking up! Time to go hug grand babies! Have a marvelous Saturday, Check out the show if you have a minute or two. Rebecca Kimbel is terrific! I will check in later. ❤ ❤ ❤