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#444465 - 08/16/13 05:21 AM Re: Howdy. I'm Tom [Re: motmcd]
Jude Offline

Registered: 08/09/12
Posts: 1633
Loc: New England
Welcome Tom,

If you've been reading posts on MS for a while, you know that you are not alone here. But congratulations on taking the couragous step of telling your story. When I started this journey, someone told me: "Abuse happens in secret, healing happens out loud" I hope you find that to be true.

Be well.
I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don't let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories
Sarah McLachlan

#444504 - 08/16/13 08:17 PM Re: Howdy. I'm Tom [Re: motmcd]
Adam A Gedman Offline

Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 188
Loc: Canada

Thanks for telling your story. I am not a spiritual person, but very much appreciate the strength you demonstrated. I hope one day to find the strength you have shown.
I also find it very encouraging that you have encountered exemplary people on your journey, in the two bishops who chose to take action, in spite of the turmoil that would likely result. We've all seen far too many instances swept under the rug, from churches to universities, to residential schools here in Canada, as well as hockey coaches. Those in a position of trust today have a far greater burden to carry as a result.

Keep well
Presence is the key, for all we have is now.
All we ever have is right now.

Formerly Adam A Gedman (AKA - A damAGed man)

But you can call me Kevin

Toronto Mini WoR - May 2014

#503790 - 11/10/16 04:41 PM Re: Howdy. I'm Tom [Re: motmcd]
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Registered: 08/15/12
Posts: 260
Loc: PA
Hi Kevin!!

I only realized today that I never thanked you for these kind words of support. I'm clicking through some of my old post as I process the experience I had yesterday testifying before a statewide investigating grand jury. So here it is, and admittedly very, very late, thanks, AKA, for your message.

Cheers, good man!

I do many things well with mastery over nothing.

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