Lee,
Thank you for the encouragement and the support. Today I have an appointment with my counselfor and I've also asked my girlfriend to come, she has been such a support for me as I've struggled with this abuse. For the longest time, I did not consider myself a victim, but I am and I'm so glad that my Danie held me accountable and was there and encouraged me to get help. I'm not sure if she will show up, but at least it's a step in the right direction for me. Again, thank you for the words and I do plan on telling my story. I blocked out so much of my childhood, that I hardly remember time spent with my parents...sad but it's true. I have vague memories and how I wish I could remember time spent with my dad, especially now that he has passed. I missed that opportunity but I will no longer hold the child in me a prisoner.