In case you don't know, Trina was a victim of child abuse and is in the process of breaking the cycle, not just for herself but for the 4 children (3 nieces and 1 nephew) she is adopting.
Abuse is not always physical, but it always does damage and it always leaves scars, whether we can see them or not.
Her sister was not able to break the cycle but with her husband and children, my brave, strong (yes, honey, you are very strong) friend is doing just that, for all of them.
It is not always an easy road, but it is worthwhile. Sometimes she has felt like it is too hard, sometimes that life isn't fair, but now she knows that she's on the path she is to give her family something they might not have known- hope for a better tomorrow.
Anyways, since I am a Mr. Linky member I told her I'd make a thingy for her. Go and grab it, write your post, link here and add your own.
Pass it on to whoever you can- we've all seen what bloggers can do- let's spread the word and let it be known that we won't sit back quietly, silently and let abuse victims feel shame or like they are at fault any longer. Give them hope, strength, courage, whatever you can.
Share your stories or hotline numbers or even statistics so they know they are not alone.
Okay- in Trina's own words:
It’s time for all of us to start standing up against child abuse. Every Sunday I will make a blog called “Safe Sunday” the blog will be stories or stats on child abuse. I am asking all of my friends to do the same and ask their friends to also do the same. So many people turn their head and close their eyes when it comes to child abuse. It’s time to open our eyes and see these stats are not going to get better until we all take action. Everyday children should be safe we can atleast take one day a week to speak out against child abuse.
Children use the internet everyday and many use blogs it takes one child to read our Safe Sunday blogs and reach out for help. We can save our children one child at a time. Let's blog our way into a safer more healthy future for our children.
We all have time to get on the internet we can make time to post on Safe Sunday's and help our children of the future, no child should ever be abused or neglect. The post could be a short post with a hotline number or a website for them to get help, it could be a story of abuse or even your own story. You could even post the same post every Sunday as long as we are posting we CAN change the future.
If you are being abused or neglected please visit http://www.childhelp.org/
Please add the url to your Safe Sunday post, not your homepage, then leave a message so we can come visit and support each other.