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You know, first I have to say I feel totally speechless. I looked at the story and thought, wow this is one that is long and asked if I really want to read it. I also thought that I owe you, as a friend, to read your story because even though some people might not think so, everyone has something worth telling. This was such a moving and endearing story. I actually broke down in tears because my emotions took over. I allowed myself to fall into the depths of this story and picture what transpired to this poor soul. Then I thought to myself and asked, why am I crying? I should not be crying, but rejoicing because you were able to keep your faith and become a wonderful person. This is how God works. He touched you and although evil took over, he was able to ease your mind. He was able to pick you up and still maintain your mental innocence. You were able to survive many years of torment and torture, but were still able to maintain that innocence. That is what is truly meant to be a survivor and a strong willed person. Thank you for sharing that story because it took a lot of courage and no doubt painful memories to write about it! I commend you for coming forward and not allowing these people to think they got the best of you. You were able to rise up and did not allow them to defeat you! That is absolutely remarkable and amazing. There are not enough words to express my feelings, but I want to personally give you my most heartfelt congratulations on a JOB WELL DONE and you are a winner! You are a winner who is graduating and that takes a strong person in itself, but to over come what you did takes a person made of steele and great faith. You did not allow evil to take over. It definitely won the battle, but NOT the war!


You are a wonderful person Ms. Sherry! If you need ANYTHING, you can always count on me my friend! However, I feel that I will probably be the one who would need someone as strong as you instead!

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All I can say is God Bless You Sherri!! My wife and I had a close encounter when our first child was born in '74. A so called friend tried to kidnap her for a satanic ritual

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Thank you hafahndir for such kind words....what ever happens in our life we always have a choice as to how we will use the knowledge we have gained through our experiences, whether good or bad.  I was so fortunate to be raised where I saw people give back to their community on a regular and continuous basis in one form or another...  It was a way of life that I wanted for myself at a young age. 


And thank you also mweldon for your response.  You are so fortunate to have been alert to the disception of this false friend.....things could have turned out so very tragic.  God was watching over your new little infant and giving you reason to doubt the validity of this person.  Not ignoring those signs saved your child's life.


Take care    Be safe    Stay strong


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Sadly this still continues today. I can recall the frustration of citing parents into court for abuse of their children and watching the judge merely scold them and return the children to the parents. While you were strong enough to overcome the abuse you were subjected to there are many more, to many, that will never live a normal life. I pray that God will watch over them and give them a special angel like you to light their path.

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I understgand your thoughts BoomerGH, it is a sad reality that children suffer at the hands of those who should want to offer them the most protection and education in life.


Take care    Be safe    Stay strong


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wow..that moved me. you are a special lady and I am happy that God was with you throught all of this, Congrats for Being the person you are. you are a testimate that even through your darkest hour you can survive.  thank you for being my friend you are a wonderful person for sharing this.


 


 


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Thank you wildroot and I agree, God is with us in any and every circumstance of life.


Take care   Be safe   Stay strong


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Thank you for sharing!  They and folks like you are why I did what I did for all those years!  Love ya!


 


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Thank you CMBustle and for your past and present service to your community.


Take care   Be safe    Stay strong


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Listening ears.  But what does the ears hear? Two eyes and two ears.  Will you listen if I tell you? Listening Ears!  Will you listen to the Listening ears of a child? Can you hear me? I'm speaking, I'm hurting, they are hurting me.   Listening ears!  I can't even speak!!  Listening ear!


Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us.  Because often times people don't listen.  They see things happening yet they don't want to get involved.  Abuse is very real and I can relate to your story.  My mom always tell me you have to shame the devil.  Here the devil should be shame.  Remember also what the bible says, We are overwhelmed by one anothers testimony! As stated, even law enforcement and social services failed you.  But yet you survived to live to serve an agency that took their eyes off of you.  I feel you!  God is good and I pray God will set his angels charge over your life and keep you safe.  Hang on in there and please don't stop sharing.  People will want you to be quite but don't stop!  I love you but most importantly, God loves you best!


 


Be strong!!! You can do it!!!


 


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Need to back up here a bit abristol....I said no one ever knew about the abuse I went through....no one in social services or LE failed me as they never knew a thing....


I would be proud to serve with the local LE officers in my community...extremely proud to be counted as one of them....


I wasn't going to share yet about Jill's condition....but many on PL know I wish to be a cop with all of my heart soul and body and I have talked about applying.


My second oldest  daughter has a pituitary  tumor that has acted up once again in the past recent months causing her Cushings to return....it was thought at first she was going to have surgery this month....we knew the next time the Cushings returned her doctor was suggesting removal of the tumor....which means brain surgery....the pituitary gland is located near the optic nerve and the brain stem....fairly critical surgery.  Her tumor started turning on the Cushings around April...right when I was going to apply.


If  we were talking about a lesser surgery I would not have put applying to this agency on hold....but situation the way it is I would not want to be going through the application process and then needing to be away for a matter of 2 weeks to be with her during her surgery....she can do nothing  the first month after surgery and very minimal the next month....so I will be spending as much time with her as possible.....now she wants to schedule it in November to fit better with her teaching schedule...she teaches KG....


I have nothing but complete respect for this law enforcement agency....I give them the utmost credit for being an excellent example of character, dignity and respect in the community....I believe they are one of the biggest reasons ( God being the first one) that I turned out the way I did.   I never once said social service or law enforcement failed me....and I don't believe it has been commented that way by anyone else responding to "The Listening Ears of Children".


Take care    Be safe   Stay strong


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Sherry,


Thank you for all that you do, you will always be in our prayers.


 


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Sherry:


What a terrible story, I am so sorry it brought tears to my eyes, I hate to hear when anyone has to go through such trauma. God Bless you for being strong and dealing with the situation, and thanks for all that you do. Because of yours and others story that is why I joined our local Internet Crimes Sexual Task Froces, to help others as well as those in such ordeals.


God Bless to You and Yours!!!


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Thank you for the prayers bulldog.  Thank you also wpoliceguy for your heartfelt words and more importantly for the work you accomplish in you Internet Crimes Sexual Task Force....


Take care   Stay safe    Be strong


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I fell in Love with this. Its truly great and its wonderful that you didnt let it hold you down instead you became somthing great keep doing what you do and remember were all pulling for ya. I have no dought in my mind that you will be of great influence to out youth and I think you would make one hell of a School Resorce Officer or any Officer of the Law Great Job



 


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Thank you for the encouragement Pcampbell1025 and youth are great to work with!


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Lets keep giving it a thumbs up so it will stay the most recent topic...

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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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Thanks for sharing this Sherry.


"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." ~ George Orwell

"Honor First!"

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Thank you LaDet and AZmeangreen.


Take care  Be safe   Stay strong


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I have read your story, thank you for sharing. Like you and others, I too went threw quite a bit as a child and repressed memories come back and remind me, so I know how to keep my past from my own daughter. I made a promise when I found out I was going to have her, that she is not allowed to have my past. I kept things from my own family and when I finally told them, nothing happened. Yes children do listen you are very right. Thank you for sharing, Praise our heavenly father for watching over ever one of us.


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waturhandle, your daughter will grow up knowing a happier and healthier childhood....God bless you for becoming the mother she so very much needs.  You are not only a survivor but a hero, your example will show her compassion and courage through all circumstances.


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Wow Sherry!


Thank you for sharing this with us...I have read a lot of people's comments here saying what a terrible story this is.  True, the circumstances you went through WERE terrible, but I prefer to think of it as a heroic story of a wonderful, strong, and caring person overcoming adversity, and terrible treatment to become the role model which you have become!


From the hottest of flames comes the strongest steel.


You, ARE a hero, and thank you!


 


Teach them politics and war so that their sons may study medicine and mathematics, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, and architecture.--John Adams

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Thank you Keith for seeing past the abuse and seeing the silver lining.  This is the message I have tried to teach others.  What prevents victims from becoming survivors is that they believe the emotional abuse and attacks spewed on them from their abusers.  This is the first line of attack of any abuser....it weakens the emotional and psychological strength of their victim. I do not consider myself a hero....but a survivor.


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BUMP and you are a survior and an inspiration to us all Sherry. I am proud and honored to call you Friend.


Bad stuff happens to good people, handle it and overcome.
My motto for life:
Let go and let GOD,
Only HE can control everything.

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Thank you once again Alan for all your support....very appreciated.


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You're a walking miracle, ma'am.


Stories like yours are the reason I went into Crisis Counseling.


Most children will never come forward with it, but if even ONE person can be helped and removed from those situations, it's all worth it.


An imagination was given to man to compensate for what he is not...
...And a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

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You're a walking miracle, ma'am.


Stories like yours are the reason I went into Crisis Counseling.


Most children will never come forward with it, but if even ONE person can be helped and removed from those situations, it's all worth it.


An imagination was given to man to compensate for what he is not...
...And a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

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Thank you Sherry and may God bless you!


 

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I must reiterate-You are a hero...


A survivor just exists, a hero uses their abilities, actions, and experiences to help others...That, by definition, makes you a hero!


Teach them politics and war so that their sons may study medicine and mathematics, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, and architecture.--John Adams

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