i do not like that sam i am

I like reading to children.  I like many of the children’s books.  I can recite pages and pages of some of the books I read often to our children.  However, there are some books that kids seem to love that have a very dark message.  Green Eggs and Ham is on my ugh list.  Kids…

Perfect victim

A perfect victim never fights back.  I didn’t cut toxic people out of my life either.  I just took it.  Progress came when I encouraged my husband to find work in another state and move 1000 miles away.  But my inner past came with me.  I didn’t stand up for myself on anything. 22. “I…

I have rights

The next basic tool to go in my toolbox was what rights do I have as a human being?  My abusers convinced me I had no rights.  I had no right to expect respect, no right to expect to be fed, no right to expect anything….nothing belonged to me and I existed because they allowed…