This was part of a comment I received that I felt was really ‘below the belt’ and didn’t publish.
I love the way you write and have been reading it for the past several years.I was under the impression that you were kinda unlucky for having a bad relationship with mom, all your sisters, george and now you went to us and pointing fingers at your relatives there. Sorry, i don’t have a photographic memory, so i don’t remember anyone you had good relationship with except your paternal grandmother and that help, akkachi(and ofcourse your kids). enlighten me, if am wrong.
So kinda confused about who the issue is with? whole world at fault ?”
There are the reasons I didn’t bother to publish the comment
1. Just because I come from a screwed up family and write about it, doesn’t give anyone the right to insult me. Who I am is a product of what I have gone through. Unless you have been there, you do not know how much it takes to get up each morning as a normal functioning person.
2. I don’t need to enlighten anyone about anything. You are not God almighty to make me enlighten you. You are only a reader. You don’t own me and you don’t get to ask me to do things to please you.
It takes tremendous courage to admit what happened to you and it also takes tremendous courage to be the best mom on earth when your own was the worst.
I write, because it is the only way I can cope.
I saw this article about child sex abuse ( http://www.couriermail.com.au/
Walk a mile in my shoes before you take that rock to cast my way.
Away until Monday.