Old Injury Hurts Today….

There is a river that runs through areas of Japan that is swift running and deadly… we used to camp along that river, it had a special pond we could swim in with the kids that was away from its fast current….

One day hubby and I got on air mattress’ an floated down the river, telling the kids to stay were we left them… they were around the age of  10 and 8, so yes they understood english, but did they listen…

I took a WSI water safety instructor course at 18, sucked at it, but I learned lots…. and one of those things I learned was about currents…

As hubby and I went around the curve past a mountain jut out of a wall, I could tell the current picked up and was too dangerous to go further, so I yelled at hubby and we jumped off the rafts to turn around and walk back up river… and there they are…..

My two monsters on air mattress’ and coming around the corner were the current picks ups…

I scream at hubby to grab the oldest as the child slips off and goes under and I dive for the youngest…

My heart is racing and pounding as I remember what happened next…the hair standing on end… and I remember the bruise that covered my whole side of my body that hit the boulder….

As we were pulled down stream, I saw Japanese people headed for the river to help, I yelled at them in Japanese to stay out, it was too dangerous and no one but me would die that day because a child did not listen… the people backed up to a safe area as I flew past them with my child having a strangle hold on my neck… I only weighed 135 pounds and my child weighed at least 50 pounds….

As I struggle for air and trying to keep my child from being torn from my grasp I see a boulder… I had one chance to make it out of the current, next bottom I hit push with all I had for the boulder….

We are talking split seconds of thinking… 

As I came up for air, hearing my child coughing up water the boulder was right there and I threw my right side against and pressed with all my might to take that one step out of the current… as I slammed into that life saving boulder….

4 adults died that day on the river in Japan… Why do I tell you this story… Because my children think I am a bad parent because I won’t lie to them and tell them what they want to hear… and they think they have a right to disrespect me…

That is just one story of how I save my children’s lives and yes, there are witness’s to those stories….

I gave birth to life… They have to own theirs…

I own mine….

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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...