Laura, you've done as much for me by your response. I feel warm and fuzzy all over. I'm glad your daughter is back home and that for now, there are hugs to give away and receive. I always forget that I am not in charge and that someone else is until things get so bad for me that I crawl into a hole and finally say: help. My ego gets in the way of much. I can't think of any one of us here who aren't caring, loving moms but the fact is, we are secondary victims of our daughter's sexual abuse and it's a tough one to deal with. Even more so if it's an experience you've had yourself and it's repeated in your own daughter. Reaching across the internet to someone else is a balm for one's soul. Thank you, too.
Posted on Mar 14, 2012, 10:27 PM from IP address 18.104.22.168