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Newsflash: When you have an original thought and feel some way about something, it actually IS alright to express those feelings. Contrary to public opinion, it’s actually totally acceptable to express those said opinions in your own space, such as your FB account or blog. If somebody disagrees and doesn’t like what you say, they have the liberty to GTFO. There’s the door….don’t let it hit ya where the good Lord split ya and all.

I want to add, if your opinion is in stark opposition of anyone in your family, and you STILL want to express it, you’re absolutely entitled to. It doesn’t mean you “hate your family”, or are trying to “split your family apart”, etc. Good God Almighty, PLEASE go get educated and learn that we all have opinions and the right to express them.

If I say something you don’t like, GROW the &^%$ UP ALREADY. I will NOT be your whipping girl any longer.

Furthermore, I’m going to drop a truth bomb on you right now. When I was nine years old and MOLESTED BY A FAMILY MEMBER- I was told by that person that if I ever told anyone, I would be the reason that my family would be split up. That we would all be split up and put in a foster home and never see each other again. Do you know what kind of pressure that is to put on a 9 year old’s shoulder?! It’s insane pressure.

What did I do? I forgave my offender- sucked it up- took every lash upon my back and KEPT MY FAMILY TOGETHER- and kept my mouth shut- always.

Don’t you DARE accuse me of “trying to rip my family apart” because I have an opinion that differs from a sister, or cousin, or brother or someone else and choose to express it.

I try to forgive others- people know this about me. But if you want to continue walking in your ignorance and want to throw stones at my glass house?

I WILL call you out and treat you accordingly. I make no apologies here. Go learn a thing or two about temperance, patience, tolerance, and forgiveness.

God knows I already have. A loooooong time ago.

We’re done here.

4 responses

  1. families can be toxic !

    February 18, 2019 at 9:43 pm

  2. This feels so familiar… I remember as kids here, we were always taught to”never challenge” the “authority” (whatever authority in a specific situations would be). It would range from object to person to idea. We are so taught and conditioned into silence its beyond me.

    February 19, 2019 at 10:57 am

    • Right?! It’s so messed up. A lot’s changed (for the better) when we were kids. Things are done differently now and I’m so glad they are. I can hardly believe spanking a kid was actually encouraged back in the day, even by health professionals! Spankings in the principal’s office?! (Never me, of course…hahaa..but that’s so crazy.) So glad that those ways of old are dying off. Anyway, thanks for popping in! Always a pleasure. 😉

      February 19, 2019 at 11:49 am


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