My Mother Was Raped and Rage Ruled My Life: Here’s How I Let It Go

By | March 9th, 2016|Gratitude, Love, Overcoming, Stories|

When I was 13, my mother was abducted by a gang of thugs, raped, beaten , and left for dead in a field outside town. My mom didn’t come home that night.  That was unusual. Mom always came home, except that one time she got a D.U.I. I was in 8th Grade, and it was a Saturday.  I laid around the house, watched  TV, ate cereal.   The door opened and mom scurried past.  It was about noon.  “I’m going to bed I need some quiet”, she said as she walked down the hall past the TV room. Around 6 pm [...]