Tag Archives: traumatic experiences

Sleep Interupted, She’s Back

The dreams are vivid, the pain is real and raw. The vicious attacks I suffered as a child are haunting me, interrupting my sleep, and causing extreme anxiety. My mother would be happy knowing she’s still causing me pain. The … Continue reading

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2 In, 2 Out

Two-in There should always be (at least) two firefighters together when they enter a location that is considered a hazard area that is considered “Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health” (IDLH), i.e., the interior of the structure fire. Firefighters operating … Continue reading

Posted in Dysfunctional Family Relationships, family bliss, friendships, gift of love, happiness, leaving the past behind, new beginnings, PTSD, Traumatic Experiences | Tagged , , , , , | 13 Comments

Finding My Family

I would like to introduce my birth daughter Abby. I asked Abby to be a guest writer on my blog. She has evolved into a wonderful mother and a successful woman. Abby was adopted at birth by two very loving caring … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, daughters, Domestic Violence, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, Family Secrets, gift of love, Healing and Recovery, healthy relationships, identify problem children, Life's Blessings and Joys, Mental Health, new beginnings, Open adoption | Tagged , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Fast And Furious , That’s How It Happens

PTSD and a pinch of OCD equals crazy-making. Today I woke up refreshed, which rarely is the case for me. I came downstairs to get my coffee and sat out back on the patio. The sky was grey and it … Continue reading

Posted in Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Healing and Recovery, Hypervigilance, Mental Health, Murder attack, OCD, PTSD, Traumatic Experiences | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 38 Comments

Best Of The Web Blogs

Today my blog was listed on best of the web blogs. http://www.blogs.botw.org/Home/Family. That was a nice surprise.

Posted in Adoption, beaten by mother, Child Abuse, Depression, Domestic Violence, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, Healing and Recovery, Life's Blessings and Joys, Mental Health, PTSD, Stabbed, Toxic Relationships, Traumatic Experiences, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Aloha Oe, Hawaii

For all the unfortunate circumstances and traumatic experiences in my life, there have been just as many blessings and wonderful experiences. Some of my best times have been simple pleasures — spending quiet time with my husband and children, when everyone was … Continue reading

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The Love of My Life

Since I started blogging, I have written about many horrible situations in my life, and the worst are yet to come. But I have touched only briefly on Ronnie, my husband of 18 years.

Posted in Dysfunctional Family Relationships, Family Secrets, Healing and Recovery, Life's Blessings and Joys, Mental Health, Toxic Relationships, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments