Remember Always


The baby was fussing this morning, so my daughter climbed into bed and asked me to snuggle him up with her. “He just wants to feel safe and loved mom.”

I look at her, loving on him, and the reality of her life hits me. Abandonment. Abuse. Trauma.

Knowing what her biological father did to her and her other brother. She watched him punch an infant in the face! And now, here we are, several years later, and she’s giving her new sibling what was never given to her, by one of the people supposed to have protected her most.

It gives me hope for humanity. Hope for my children. Hope in a world that’s teaching our children lessons that we are trying to protect them from.

Our kids know how to be good people. They all do. I just pray that they remember that when the world tries to teach them differently.

Remember always, that it’s never too late to be the person that you intended to be, when you started out on this journey of life.

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15 Comments

  • Facebook
    June 17, 2018 at 12:13 am

    She is going to grow up so strong. She was forged in fire. She saw all the strength in you when you kept it all together. She’s seen nothing hold you back for long. And your compassion for others even when you were at your lowest. She’s learning from the best!

  • Facebook
    June 17, 2018 at 12:13 am

    She knows how to make him feel safe & loved because SHE feels safe & loved. Taught to her by the ones who matter the most.

  • Facebook
    June 17, 2018 at 12:13 am

    Beautiful

  • Facebook
    June 17, 2018 at 12:14 am

    such unconditional love, you're doing an awesome job Eden Strong – It Is Not My Shame To Bear <3

  • Facebook
    June 17, 2018 at 12:14 am

    She didn't get it from him, but she got it from you X1000. That's how she knows what to do.

  • Facebook
    June 17, 2018 at 12:15 am

    This is photographic proof of your success in giving her everything you hoped and prayed to give. And her profile is exquisite. 😍

  • Facebook
    June 17, 2018 at 12:15 am

    Precious

  • Facebook
    June 17, 2018 at 12:15 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE

  • Facebook
    June 17, 2018 at 12:16 am

    Eden Strong – It Is Not My Shame To Bear pass the tissues—child abuse is such a horrific crime that many times slips under the radar—-my tears are for the happiness you have brought to one of the precious victims

  • Facebook
    June 17, 2018 at 12:16 am

    Ditto to all the above. YOU are amazing Eden 💚

  • Instagram
    June 17, 2018 at 12:17 am

    Adorable pic!

  • Facebook
    June 17, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Beautiful… however the world has been full of people like this beautiful young girl for centuries… we just get lost in all the apathy that surrounds horror…

  • Old Newbie
    June 19, 2018 at 6:09 am

    SO HAPPY for your happiness. But hate that I check your blog a thousand times a day, and we are still in suspense about your living situation. From what I gather from the Girl Child photo, it appears you are back to hotel living. Please follow up!!

    • NotMyShametoBear
      NotMyShametoBear
      June 19, 2018 at 9:33 pm

      Haha!! I’m sorry! It’s up now!! Check the latest post!!! You may be right 😉

  • Old Newbie
    June 20, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Yay!!!!

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