April is a month that means a great deal to me because it is child abuse awareness month and also the month in which my sister and I broke our silence at the Children Advocacy Center 11 yrs. ago.
Since April is child abuse awareness month I think I need to emphasis my purpose in going public with my life story. My number one goal is to end the stigma and shame and bring awareness to child sexual abuse. I speak on behalf of those who have not found their voice and the children living in silence. I speak on the words of forgiveness and how it changed my life and how I hope it can change others.
Over the years I have received hundreds of letters from readers and decided I am going to start posting them on here to show how my purpose in putting a face and voice on child sexual abuse is making a difference.
But by the grace of god I found your book three days ago. I am not sure what drew me to it, but I knew I needed to read it. It was as if you had taken entries out of my own journal. I am still amazed by some of the things which you wrote in your book, they are the same exact things I was feeling, thinking and doing. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. This book is beautifully written, and I can only imagine all the strenght and courage it took for you to write it. I have given the book to my adoptive parents to read because I feel this will be the best way to communicate with them the things I am going through. They have read countless books trying to understand what it must have been like for me, countless manuals on how to talk to me, but I truly believe your book is the last book they are going to need. It shows it all.