Michael - I'm so sorry you and your kids had to go through this.
As a father, I can understand how hard it must be to watch your kid suffer for 5 years and be unable to provide them with the help they need. On the other hand, they have a few things that very few of us on here have
- They were believed. That is big in itself.
- Their perp is off the streets, not lurking around the next corner, ready to pounce on them or some other innocent child.
- They have their parents in their corner.
- They are getting help now.
I'm not saying this to minimize your struggles in any way. I get that it has been very hard. I'm just saying so that you will know that between you and your wife you handled it as well you could under the circumstances, and you are giving your kids a better chance at healing and becoming well-adjusted adults than the vast majority of us had. That makes me happy...
I guess what I'm trying to say
Is whose life is it anyway because livin'
Living is the best revenge
You can play
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