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  •  Her last song - the first part of the lyrics seem (6+ / 0-)

    to parallel our journey here -

    There's a fire starting in my heart
    Reaching a fever pitch and it's bring me out the dark
    Finally I can see you crystal clear
    Every time I hear this part of the song, it reminds me of the fire burning brightly in my heart - for I really feel I have received a "calling" - I've always heard of people getting that calling - but now I know what that feels like.

    And I am surrounded by people with a similar calling.  Rebecca, of course - who has put in so much time, effort, blood, sweat and tears into getting Tree Climbers up off the ground and advocating for us all - and everyone involved in this group.

    There is a healing process that occurs with each survivor telling their truth.  With each person who tells, it gives another survivor a door or a window to healing.  

    My son (23 year old) told me tonight that he was talking to a high school classmate online the other day and she mentioned that she wanted to start a non-profit.  He said in passing, oh, you should talk to my mom, she just did that.  The girl asked about the non-profit and he shared the link to the website with her.

    Two days later, she called him and for the first time ever, spoke out about the abuse she suffered as a child from a boyfriend of her mother's.  She said she had read through the tribute Rebecca and I put together and was especially touched by the story about the two girls, sisters, who were abused and forced to abuse each other and now never speak.  He paused a moment and said "that was my mom and my aunt."  

    As I sat there with tears rolling down my face, missing my sister because my advocacy and being public has torn our relationship apart, he hugged me and said "Mom, what you are doing is making a difference.  Because you told, she was able to tell me - and she had never told anyone."

    "...I am the master of my fate/I am the captain of my soul" Invictus - William Ernest Henley Please donate to TREE Climbers, our 501(c)(3).

    by Roxine on Fri Jun 08, 2012 at 06:42:13 PM PDT

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