That is a stirring story. I can relate now to a father (and mother in my case) not protecting you when they should. Afterwards, its always you with the choice of how to act out. How much pain and drug addiction will this be allowed to cause? It comforts me in some way to know I am not alone, but then I think of the implications and it scares the living hell out of me. Dammit, if your child is abused, you should back them all the way. There is no more cowardly act than failing to protect your children.
God grant me
The Serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The Courage to change the things I can,
And the Wisdom to know the difference.