A Child’s Voice Silenced No More…

Time has passed and so has life… we have lost many in these past years… It makes you appreciate every morning you wake up, be it good or bad… You are breathing, when so many are not…

By 2010 I had the house in Arkansas sold and we had to make one trip back to get our stuff out of storage…

I stood in the kitchen of my mother’s house where dad had died and looked straight at her and said… “I am missing memory”… her reply…”there are some things best not remembered”…

How I wanted to walk across that room and grab her and shake her the way she shook that baby so long ago… How I wanted to scream you coward, you abused me, tried to kill me… because I knew your secrets…

Any love I ever felt for the woman died that day… Any remorse or guilt I had for trying to get answers flew away on the wind…

It took all the strength I had in me to leave that house and not hurt her the way she hurt Margie, a defenseless child… Yes this woman who knows her god…

As we pulled away in our heavy laden truck, my sister-in-law standing by the woman we called mom… Mother turned her back on me as we pulled away.. she told me in that moment, what I had always known… My life mattered not to her and never did… just as long as no one knew of her secrets she thought she had won…

We spent the next few years between New Mexico, our new home and Washington state… Working on the properties we invested in when the real estate market tanked… struggling to stay afloat on our fixed income and going home to Washington to see my husbands parents… and our grand kids…

Now every one is grown, the folks have left this earth and my struggle to understand what had transpired for 10 years was coming to a close…

We sold our properties in 2016… My husband in heart failure wanted to die on Hawaii, so I made it happen…

All the while I am traversing the nightly nightmares, trying to understand the dreams of violence… seeing moments frozen in time in a black and white picture…

By now I know I have PTSD, and the VA says I have an above average IQ… So I put this knowledge to work for me… I start reading and learning and talking… I start pushing for answers…

By October 2017 I was close to a breakdown… It felt so much like my mind was dissolving into total and complete chaos… So much so I had my husband see neurology for testing… Because if it wasn’t me, then it was him… his test were negative… It was me… I was at my breaking point… then it happened…

A young man named Devin, recently kicked out of the Air Force… Enraged for what he thought were injustices against him, he sought revenge… He entered a little town in Texas… walked into a church and killed 26 people, including children… He murdered these innocents on November 5, 2017…. 

Two days later Margie left her jail cell and started talking… Margie was alive once again…

Times Up #MeToo

I Remember….

Author: maggi9454

Domestic violence, rape and assault are not new in America or the world... but it is accepted in the highest offices of our government in America... The catholic church, in congress and the white house... you can use and abuse people as long as you can make everyone believe the words coming out of your mouth.... My body shows the evidence of domestic violence and Air Force cover up... I am just one among millions whose government was complicit in rape and domestic violence... Until women step up and vote with their voice... Men in power, will protect men in power and do it in the name of your god and country.... Your voice, your vote...