Saturday, February 27, 2016

What Kind of Family...



What Kind of Family...


What kind of family despises all those things that make you unique?

What kind of family makes fun of who you are and the things you love?

What kind of family finds fault in you at every turn?

What kind of family belittles you in front of others? Takes pride in humiliating you?

What kind of family gossips about you behind your back when you're not around?

What kind of family revels in bragging to as many people as they can, how awful of a person they think you are?

What kind of family gets angry when you share your words and stories in a public forum and gain a following?

What kind of family gets disgusted when your friends say nice things about you on Facebook? That are furious when people laugh at the funny statuses you write?

What kind of family mocks the people who think highly of you?

What kind of family reports you to the authorities with their lies, in an attempt to have your kids taken away? Twice?

What kind of family that lives on the other side of the country, who has seen you a handful of times in the nearly two decades you've been married, thinks they know you better than your husband?

What kind of family tells your husband he doesn't really know you? That once he finds out who you really are, he will leave you?

What kind of family thinks you deserve to lose your husband and have your children taken away?

What kind of family attends the funeral of your childhood friend, only to use it as a forum to slander you to as many people as they can?

What kind of family views you through shit-colored glasses?




What kind of family? My family. No longer my family. Never again my family. 




What kind of person survives the ultimate betrayal of their family and transforms into a stronger person?  

Me. 


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9 comments:

  1. You are beautiful. You are strong. You are generous. You are kind. You are wonderful. You are inspirational. You are funny.
    People that tell you differently do not know you.

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  2. I volunteer to be the forever sister of your heart. I love you more than blue.

    Vera

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  3. Rock on, Woman! You are beauty and power and joy to me!
    Genesis 2:24
    "That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh."
    The family you create trumps the family you are born into. Good for you for cutting yourself loose from the rot of that first family tree.

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  4. You deserve better - they deserve to discover the special hell waiting for them.

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  5. I went back to work a few years ago, and stopped reading all my fave blogs, including yours. I just happened to check in today, of all days. My prayers are with you and your family, Julie. This sounds absolutely awful, and I am so sorry for the trauma you have been facing.

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  6. Seems like they should have taken a lot more time to know you. You are better off without these people who try to ruin your life. I am very thankful that you did not allow this. Your husband and children are your family. They are the ones that matter. You are a wonderful person. Don't ever allow anyone to tear you down and tell you different.

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  7. Sara Giovana Dadam ZiliottoApril 5, 2016 at 7:59 AM

    I never commented on your blog before, eve though i have read it for about the last seven years or so (not that i did not want comment, but mostly because my english was not that good and it would make me feel shy), but today i just have to say: you are a wonderful and inspirational person, do not hear to anyone that say different. My best wishes for you! Love you and your family! Please, keep being this amazing strong woman that inspires so many! :)

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