My Name Is Sarah...A message about child abuse - page 2

my name is sarah i am but three, my eyes are swollen i cannot see, i must be stupid i must be bad, what else could have made my daddy so mad? i wish i were better i wish i weren't ugly, then... Read More

  1. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from KibbsRNstudent
    I was that child til I was about 17. It was worse too as I got older as my moms 3rd husband helped out with the abuse and also started to molest my sister and I from about age 12 on. I finally left home adn was in a psych hospital because I was a mess as you might know. I was lucky to not have died but all my suicide attemps proved taht sometimes all an abused child wants to di is die. The Docs told me several times that I should ahve died and they did not have an explanation as to why I survived but I can tell you that my God saved my life and when I was 18 God saved me once and for all.
    Amen to that one, girlfriend. It breaks my heart, as it must yours too to see the little ones suffer so. They have no way to defend themselves, and the try their hardest to please Mommy and Daddy so they won't hit or curse at them. I'm going to send you a PM
  2. by   rn711
    You never cease to amaze me, Fran. Thank you for that powerful message! Forwarding it to all my friends as you asked.
  3. by   nekhismom
    I am physically sick after reading this. I just can't stand it. :crying:

    Sadly, I once floated to peds and cared for an abused kid. It was the worst night ever.

    I need to hug my son, I need to be a better mommy. I need to spend more time with my family. And this poem was so depressing, and a little too overwhelming.

    Thanks for sharing, Fran. But now I gotta go love my son.
  4. by   H ynnoD
    A child should never have to suffer like this.Don't know what to say.....
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I am sorry I had to stop reading. It was too painful for me. I was abused in my childhood and can't stand that kids are going thru this every day. All I can do is break the cycle in my own home. And I work to do that, every day. Every single day, I make the conscious decision to do much better by my kids. All I can do is pray others find it in themselves to do the same. Survival is not enough; we have to do better by our own kids coming up.
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Apr 27, '04
  6. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    I am sorry I had to stop reading. It was too painful for me. I was abused in my childhood and can't stand that kids are going thru this every day. All I can do is break the cycle in my own home. And I work to do that, every day. Every single day, I make the conscious decision to do much better by my kids. All I can do is pray others find it in themselves to do the same. Survival is not enough; we have to do better by our own kids coming up.
    Amen to that blueeyes. I didn't mean to upset you. I too was abused,and is why I'm so passionate about this issue. I did break the cycle in my own home. Both of my girls are now grown and have two children each, who I call, "My Little Munchkins. Both daughters are now professionals as well, and that makes this mommy (which they still call me) sooooo happy.
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    Ah Fran . .. . reading that was so hard.

    This morning in the paper there was an update about the trial of a man who bludgeoned to death a 2 year old girl . . . it was her mommy's boyfriend and mommy was 19. He is pleading innocent . . "she must have fallen in the bathtub when I left her alone in the tub to lay down for a few minutes".

    Also, I was sitting on my front porch a couple of days ago watching my almost 3 year old play with his trucks and tractors and I heard this loud and very mean woman's voice "Get the "F" over here or I'm gonna kick your a$$". She was jerking on a 2 year old's arm and yelling at two slightly older children as they were walking across the street from my house.

    Fran, what you posted let us into the mind of that child and what a horrible way to have to live.

    steph

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