Honest and raw. Your share here has left me with a lump in my throat... knowing this happens all too often....and the ripples - lifelong.

No "easy fix" or "one way" to heal... but writing sure did help me. Little bit by little bit, I have been able to let the anxiety go. Not the same root cause, but tingles of connection.

My sister coming home once, all 4 foot nine of her... beaten by her boyfriend at the time. Part of the reason I think I ended up with someone who is a similar size as me...

Not sure where I am going here... but just want to give you a big hug. And the boy you were all those years ago. Grateful your Mum left...

Your share here is a beacon of light for others...

Thank you.

Thank you for being you.