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Shattered: A Child's Journey Through Hell (Passage Through Hell) (Volume 1) Paperback – June 12, 2013
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From the Author
This is my story of my childhood. I have older siblings who will disagree with this story but they were not living at home when I was a child. So they don't know what when on. I suspect that they suffered at the hands of our mother as well but have chosen to remain silent all these years. It was not an easy story to write, but it was very healing. I can forgive some acts but I can never forget some and never understand others.
It is my hope that this book can help others heal and help break the cycle of abuse for others. But this book is only part of my story. I'm currently writing about my teen years where most of my abuse was self abuse. I was looking for love and acceptance and not finding it anywhere.
I would like to say I hope you enjoy my book, but honestly I hope it makes you cry and I hope it makes you think. Don't over-react, but react.
From the Back Cover
If there is one thing that we learn as parents, it is that all children cry when they are hurt, scared, upset or just angry. Most of those children make noise when they cry. We hear it at home, at stores, in parks, and anywhere children are gathered. Sometimes they are so loud that it stops everyone in their tracks because it sounds like someone is beating them, but if you look, they are just throwing a temper tantrum. But there are other children if you watch them during these times, you might see them sob but makes no noise. Those are the children that could need your attention more than the rest. The majority of abused children learn to cry without making noise because they know if they make a sound the abuse only gets worse. People who have never been abused have no understanding of this and look at the child as if something is wrong with them. There is something wrong with them; they are hiding a horrible secret. They are living a nightmare that they think is normal, they don't understand that it's not normal to be silent when you are crying or when you are hurt or when you are hit. The little ones believe that all parents hit their children, they do not know any better.
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