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This is really amazing.....I grew up in a home with an alcoholic and abusive, verbally and physically, father.  When I was about 3, BAtman came on TV..by the time I was 5 I thought crime fighting was the thing to do...so Batman became my Hero..not my dad....thus the Batman stuff on my profile...Then as  a  Detective I worked "kid cases", children who had been physically or sexually abused. I did that for 6 years and took alot of pride in helping the kids and their families.


 


I know my story does not compare to yours but it does show that you don't have to grow up and ALWAYS be a victim and you can become someone and make a difference in other peoples lives.....


 


So good for you Sherry..you are Special so be proud....we are all people that come from our pasts.....it just doesn't have to be bad....

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It's always nice to hear a success story.  "yeah though I walk through the valley of death..."  For those who don't believe that children listen, just listen to how they communicate with their friends, you will hear a lot of the same language and opinions you have.  And you thought they weren't listening.


I know that when I was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, a group of us from the USMC and one of the USMC bands went to visit an orphanage for Christmas.  It was located right next to a swine slaughterhouse. The stench and noise depressing.  But, in our parade deck voices, we belted out  Christmas carols.  While they didn't understand a WORD we said, they did understand the true sense of caring they we showed to them.  They listened with their hearts, not their ears.  Which was ust as well since non of us could sing to save our lives!! 


Bottom line, sometimes children just need to feel your presence and caring.  Words are only words that anyone can mouth.  However, a true sense of caring and listening to children and have them reciprocate, comes from the heart. 


Sherry, your hear must be as big as Texas. 


Happy holidays to all and stay safe. Keep your hearts as open as your minds.


 


 


Lead, follow, or get out of my way!! Unless you're dead, you're not a "former" Marine. Semper Fi!

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I know too many people who have suffered these evils as children. May the Lord's grace bring them his love.

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Thank you LaDET for your continued support.


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BamaCop307 I know you have become a hero in many children's eyes through your efforts as a LEO.  There are many who are in service/servant professions due to the afflictions they faced in their own childhood ..they chose to be a part of the those who try and make a positive difference.  Thank you for choosing LE.


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A1852 thank you most sincerely for your dedication and service to our great country and in LE.  Those Christmas carols, whether in tune or not, meant that someone took the time to care about them...orphans who had lost their loved ones.....when you sang to those children you became family.  What you said is very true....they just needed the presence of those who cared and showed it. 


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Josmoren.....to your heartfelt words....Amen.

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Sherry


Thank so much for give me the chance to read your story it brought tear to my eye. I still dont know why people do this all i know I LOVE children. I work in the ER and it hurts me to see a child cry. My dream has always been to build a big house for all this child and fill them with love. KUDOS TO U


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You have a big heart Rose...God bless.

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unbelievably inspiring. it's truly sad when a kid can't just be a kid, or worse when a kid has the chance and freedom to just be a kid and wanders into a dark unnecessary word. keep telling this story so that children know they ARE NOT what happened to them. someone derailed their dreams, which unfortunately some can't even remember what their dreams were because of the abuse. their only dream was to be away from the abuser.


some learn as they go w/o guidance. and often fall in w/ wrong people because they don't understand YET. but life beyond abuse is possible. HOW? w/ inspiring people like yourself around to remind there are options. you don't have to suffer in silence, live in fear of every new person and RELY, RELY, RELY, RELY upon your instincts w/ just a little bit of the expected fear when it comes to new people. it's all you're born with for a reason. then LIVE, LIVE, LIVE, you only live once. so don't let the predator win. they didn't care, if they did they wouldn't have done what they did, whether father, mother, or other family member.

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Thank you for your response tamra. Many people claim child abuse and other factors as  their reason for alcohol and drug abuse, defiant behavior and/or  involvement in gangs.  It is not a reaon....it is an excuse.  Excuses are a weakness for allowing others to dictate who we are and what we stand for.  

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You are truly an angel. It's incredible how much hope and love can come from one person. May God bless you with all the power he has.

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Thank you most kindly gisellec.


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As I was reading  some how I new that that little girl was you,  you are one of a kind that from the bath experience made the good. 


 


I pology becouse of my miss spell, I am not native american and I still  poliching my writing.


Since I lived on Unite State I feel constantly gelt becouse there so much sufering and I was so laky on my childhood, I canno say the same on my adolecence.  I got married very yong whith a man much older than I was, I did have a beautifull  baby girl from him , but he was constantly abussing me corporal and emotional.  I was akid, that  I went from my parents harm to this monster,  I did not have ani clue what to do,  how to defend my self, i felt so smoll and  the only happines was that taini baby,  but the last time that he hit me.  I made a decition and wen he was at work I did grab my baby's milk and clothes and I run bac to my parents house I toll toll them what Iwas going through and I was going to divorce him,  my fhather did suport me but my mother was upset becouse she think that no matter what happend a women can not live a child whithout   fhather to my child, she did my life has helll just to mey ,e go bac whith my husband,  But I did not give up to her imposition and nobady change my mine.  I was 19 and wasthe first time that  i realize how strong  I  could be but i did became a very agresived person full of anger in my hart,  and I did not trust on nobady,  alwais deffending my self,  meny time was not a real rison.


 


The first thing that I realice when i arrived in Unite State is the tremendous will power and unification to stand up and kip going the team work, how brabe every budy is hereand themost importantAmericans dont let any budy scare them and they did go on with their life whithout  fears.


 


Thar made me realice that i did not knwnothing about life, and since that dy  I did ground up.  I was a big 28 years old baby, use tobe told what todo whith my life.


 


righnow I am 41 year old whitha bery hard 21 years old dougther,  a seint as husband.  And i hae to  retourn to this world the god things that i have.  how???????????????   dedicatingmy time in help to cush those horrible person that do so much damich  to abuse kids and elderlys.


 


Hi withnes how parents neglect their kids, and its so peinfull.  you know a cuple of weeks ago when I here in the news that a Mother did give her 5 years old dougther to a men so he can abuse and finaly kiil the litlle girl , I was so sad, and upset at the same time becouse i could imagen the pain of that pour  angel, her mother the one that supst to protec her whith her own life if this is necesary, and  insted of she did give her douther to a monster so he can torture and kill her.

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Hello Camaleon.... welcome to Police LInk......I will send you a personal message and get you going in the right direction to meet other people.


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Wow, you really amaze me.   When I worked these type of cases in my deputy years it made me so mad to think that someone could do this to a child.  I don't know how you ever lived through all of this and see it the way you do.  You're right about most people go became a creature of their environment, but you are an exception.  I know that God has a way to help people coop with sadistic events.  I am proud to know that some people pull through, and I am really proud to call you my partner in policelink .  Thanks for sharing.   

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Thank you jlcampora for your response and I thank you for your efforts in working cases regarding children's welfare and safety.    Please know your efforts are  so appreciated and needed.

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Let us remember those who are living in abusive and/or neglectful situations and may not feel the joy of our Christmas season.  Many are homeless and living on the streets or in shelters with the bare minimum of necessities.


Many are in domestic violence shelters having fled for their lives.    Countless of women and children  are living in abuse and then wonder if our Lord and Savior came for them or the other person who can "do things right". 


Many children during this season live their lives wondering if they will make it through the night ...their dreams are filled with terror instead of wondering what they are going to find under the Christmas tree.  Let us all remember in our own way those who are less fortunate then us.....let us do what we can to make things a little brighter for them. 


May God protect and hold our LE community in the palm of his hand during this Christmas season. 


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Well done.

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Sherry, I don't have any personnal experience with this subject but my wife was a state trooper in S. MD a long time ago. She eventually quit after many years due to her anquish over the family and child abuse cases she had to work. Though she may have been good at it, it took a toll on her personnaly, so she decided to leave. We have talked many times about this subject. It is unfathomable to me to even attempt to understand the mental disfunction it would take to be as cruel to children as you disrcibed. Your story is the stuff books are written about. Be well and have a safe and happy holiday season. Merry Christmas

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Thank you TO_Frog for your response.  Crimes against the innocent and those too weak to defend themselves against their predators are indeed a travesty and I wholeheartedly support those who make any effort in helping them.  Thank you for your heartfelt words and may you and your loved ones also have a safe and Merry Christmas.


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I don't know where to begin Sherri. You really are an amazing person and for what you went through, I can't imagine how it made you feel but to see who and where you are now, I really do admire your strength and courage.

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 Thank you OfficersDaughter113 for your response.  Training and experience allows a person to see through falsehoods and seek the truth.  Truth remains steadfast and all else fades away and is seen as it truly is.....deception.

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 Wow...such a deep story... I can't even imagine going through all that! God bless you and keep you! **hug**

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WOW! GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU!  I too was truely touched by your story and how you were able to survive and win instead of allowing the bad guy to. You are a mentor to everyone who has ever been through anything like this including myself. I think you for your positive attitude.  You have truely touched my soul.


"It's Never To Late To Be What You Could Have Been"

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Thank you for those words of support DALLASCRANE.


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Thank you for your comments lorled91 and AKangel.


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 Your story is truly an inspiration. This is why I wanted to become a Police Officer in the first place, to keep people safe. I just pray that those that never get help can make the best of life as you have done. Thank you for sharing your story....it was very moving.

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Lets keep giving it a thumbs up so it will stay the most recent topic...Everybody, please bump it before you leave....

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Thank you for your commemt NScot989 and your continued support LaDET

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