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Facing the dragon.

My hatred for my father grew stronger as time went by. He had to be stopped. I truly wished him dead. To keep my sanity I continued to...

My own rage started taking over.

I feel my childhood was a constant state of being in fight or flight mode. My sense of being highly attuned to others and needing to be...

Facing dragons or fleeing from them....

Life, for me, at some point became a series of rebellious acts. I was fed up with all the rules, restrictions, control, and expectations...

There is good trouble and bad trouble...

Challenges at school and home became harder to live with. By the time I reached third grade, my disdain for school really showed and it...

The choice is clear...

I have to admit that, as the possibility of all of us being reunited became somewhat more real and once the adrenaline rush cleared, the...

The journey into the unknown began...

So we got news that the process had started. My dad had finally found a sponsor to get him into the USA. An old aunt of his, who lived...

To trust or not to trust...

Our case became very well known and we were starting to receive local support. For me, this was a blessing, although I hadn’t yet learned...

Dangerous changes...

Saying goodbye to my father the day came with mixed feelings. My little body was so use to the fight or flight mode and I was in a...

Can people change?

I remember that day so clearly. The rain, the walk from school. I walked in the house and sensed a very somber disposition in my dad. He...

Clear the past and move on!

Life happens. It happens whether or not we feel ready for it. It happens whether we are young or old. I decided to share some of my...

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