• Journaling,  Subjugation,  Trauma

    Inner Conflict

    Seasons have changed from the last addition to this blog. And, likewise, the seasons of our lives. Immeasurable inner conflict has all but paralyzed me emotionally and mentally.  Dilemma: to choose between subjugating to tragedy or choosing to grieve the unthinkable loss. To shut down and just exist? Become an embittered person? Push through the pain? To move forward regardless of the cost? The struggle is exhausting. Last spring, through an incredible freak accident, our family lost Jack. Jack, our two-year-old beautiful grandson. Remaining hard to believe, surely, this horrific nightmare will end. Nothing can remove the tender, continuous ache caused by his absence; not even professional grief counseling. Thoughts…

  • Abuse,  Psychology,  Trauma

    Report Abuse or Not?

    The Barry family name is well known in their resident city. Having lived there for generations, the family has a high profile. This is due, in part, to several successful businesses they own in the area. Their network of contacts is extensive. The Barry family is also in chaos. There are rumors within the family about one of the male members. These rumors are tearing the family apart. The main character in these rumors is being accused of sexually abusing one of the children in the family. The family is now divided into two camps. One camp is pushing for an official investigation, while the other is arguing that this…