The mother & daughter world, my view…

Just a memory, one that brings a smile to my heart…

The time was the 1980’s… the place, Yokota AFB, Japan, base housing…

The memory, a young womans 16th birthday… and I may have that age wrong…

The mother… a woman I have a connection with that transcends time… a connection we accept, yet do not understand… and I call her sis… though we are not blood related…

I can not tell you what the young woman said, but I know, it hurt the mother…

The reason the memory brings a smile to my heart…

The child, not yet a woman… said words that were meant to hurt and the mother did not retaliate in any type of violent manner… not in actions, not in words…

When that moment in time happened… I wished for that kind of moment with my own mother and at that moment in time almost 30 years ago… even then, I knew my relationship with my mother was anything but normal….

Because what I witnessed at the birthday party… was a mother and daughter….

Not abuser and victim….

Sis is the kind of mother I could only hope to be like…. and the memory, I think brings pain to the girl, now a woman… A woman I am very proud to know… and I know she grew, because of that moment in time… when she taught me, what a mother and daughter truly are… friends….

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I Remember… Margie….

Author: maggi9454

Margie was born into a typical christian military family... Her story is anything but typical... Domestic violence, rape, attempted murder and all done while my dad served in the U. S. Air Force and they buried the truth... then my own children impacted by Air Force cover up while I am active duty.... Rape, Attempted murder, domestic violence and discrimination in the name of the United States Government... and it is still happening as I write... just look at Trump, Kavanaugh and Thomas.... Circle of Silence is no more....