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Tired of Being the Strong One

Last Updated December 22nd, 2018

I’m tired of being the strong one in our dysfunctional family. Growing up, younger siblings counted on me being strong. To have the grit and strength to help them through abusive and life-altering situations.

Over the years, the strength to persevere became unshakable due to domestic violence and other life-altering events. I’ve never questioned or lost the ability to be the strong one.

The strength to survive was built-in and always available whenever needed.

Being the Strong One

That is, until June 6th of 2014, when my brother, Clarence fell down at a Mental Health Facility in Albany, New York. While falling, he struck his head on the floor and sustained severe brain damage. Rushing him into emergency surgery, doctors removed some of his frontal brain and skull.

How I Escaped an Abusive Relationship

Last Updated February 21st, 2019

This is a true story of how I escaped an abusive relationship.

I was in my early twenties, we were always on the run, moving from place to place. Like clockwork, every few months, I would find a new apartment, and my husband would get us thrown out.

He was addicted to Marijuana and spent what little money we had to purchase drugs. He claimed Marijuana calmed his nerves and when he didn’t have any, he became enraged. The slightest thing made him angry, and the target for releasing his inner rage was always me.

Grieving the Loss of a Loved One

Last Updated September 29th, 2018

Grieving the loss of a loved one is not easy, and the grieving process is different for everyone. Some find it easier to move forward while others mourn for extended periods of time. And some people, like myself, build up emotional walls inside to block the painful feelings altogether.

The Lord knows the pain you’re going through right now.

He grasps the inner turmoil in your mind and knows what’s troubling you. He understands as each day passes by, the pain comes and quickly fades away again for a moment.