I am excited that I am hosting the Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse. I found out about this carnival from one of the Bloggers that has made me realize that I have a voice and can speak about things in my past. Tracie is an amazing person who is helping many people by talking about her past and what she has gone through. When I agreed to do this I thought I was ready to share my story with everyone but now that the time has come to write I have found I am not yet ready to share. I know the time will come. I am instead going to share a letter that was written by a women that is like one of my mom’s. She asked me if she could submit it even though she doesn’t have a blog and I said of course. Here is what she wrote:
Please think about a few things for me. The next time you want to raise your arms to hit me, would you wrap them aroung me tight and love me instead? The next time you want to use your hand to sla…p me, will you use your hand to tickle me and make me laugh? The next time you want to use your foot to kick me, let’s play footsie under the covers and make each other giggle. The next time you want to use your mouth to yell, scream and say horrible words to me, maybe you could sing me a song or tell me you love me instead. I’m just a little kid who wants to be loved.
Leah presents Survivorship, Friendship and Healing posted at Leah’s Life.
Rick Belden presents present time posted at poetry, dreams, and the body.
Heart Works presents She Remembers posted at Silence Is Not Golden.
Shah presents Carnival Against Child Abuse – Supporting Survivors posted at WordsinSync
I was so glad I did this. There are so great articles this time! I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I have.