To "My my": Que Dios te Bendiga! -- Courtney's Mom, Candace McC
I recognized the potential for abuse in my daughter's relationship with her abuser, and so did her uncle, but as hard as we tried, there was just nothing we could do. I live in another state. Her uncle was right there in Arcata. We tried to get through to her. "My my" really understands this incredibly well -- great advice we can all learn from -- he was narcissistic. We must not blame the victims or the families of the victims. Blame the perpetrators. She was young and vulnerable. Perhaps I just tried too hard -- I guess I was just too affectionate, kind of smothering my children, since I had been treated in the opposite way as a child. I wish I had gotten the support I needed while raising my children, but the state of Washington just wasn't supportive, though oh God, how I tried. The family of this man has never apologized to our family. They seem to be more respected than we are because they are wealthy and powerful. I'll keep praying that they will apologize, but they probably won't. I also pray my daughter recovers inside as well. She is very loved by her family. -- Courtney's Mom, Candace McC
I did the very best I could in raising my daughter, but that was very hard to do when Courtney and I were both demolished by the system for no good reason back in 2000. I don't smoke or drink and I am not abusive in any way. We have both managed to survive and even thrive. I thank God that Courtney did not give up. The power of prayer does wonders.
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Apr 27, 2017
vol XXVIII issue 17
North Coast Journal
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