I grew up in multiple cities. My step dad was in the United States Army so we moved alot. My favorite activity is reading, writing, singing and hanging with my family and friends. One of the greatest obstacles is being diagnosed with a brain tumor. After brain surgery and radiation and prayer I have been…

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    Dear Diary, May 1, 2008   As tears stream down my face I search through my make up to find concealer to cover up the black eye I received the day before. Looking in the mirror I ask myself why I stay, and the answer is always the same. I stay because of…

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When I think about Father’s Day I’m filled with mixed emotions. It often takes me back to the time I was a little girl sitting in my room playing with my dolls, wondering why my father wasn’t there. Growing up as a teenager was very hard because I didn’t have that father to help protect…

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My alarm goes off and I dread getting up because I still can feel the pain between my legs. The bruises are visible on my thighs. I’m still in complete shock of how my husband of eighteen years violated me. I was standing at the kitchen sink washing dishes when Eric came in from work.…

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