This is a true story of Child Abuse of the worse kind. Abuse of a little girl from a person she should be able to trust the most, her father. From physical abuse to sexual abuse from her own father she did endure.
The abuse continued from the age of remembrance until the age of liberation. The years of abuse was excessive and the hope of liberation from the abuser came deep within this girl. Without help from any one person, any agency, family member or any school she made it through. Not one doctor, teacher, social worker or family friend ever came to the aide of this child.
A very obedient, quiet child with a very determined will to be free. Free from the truth that she had to live with all of her childhood and adult life. Free from her abuser, the father. I cannot tell you that this abuse made her strong. What I can tell you is she learned to survive the physical abuse and sexual abuse and she became a very honest, caring, concerned person with a soul as good as gold.
She vowed at a young age to never become an abuser of any kind. This has been a hard vow to keep but keep it she did. The girl has experienced flash backs though out her live and has had to deal with various episodes of depression and stress. This is her account of a time when she didn’t know that what she was going through was abuse. In her mind she was being loved and giving love, as a child should. She knows this because the father told and showed her love a father and his little girl should share.
Until the age that she knew deep within her heart and soul that it was wrong to love a father the way she had been taught to love her father. Liberation began with the help of her strong constitution and many prayers to a God that she thought had abandoned her though out her young life.
In the pages that follow is her story of childhood in the 1950”s. A time when abuse was known but no one cared enough to help this little girl but she survived and dealt with her abuser with the help of her God and good common sense.
Read the next short story for the first chapter of A Child Sits and Waits....copyright 2003