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Published on Jul 26, 2018
Excerpt from Domestic Violence on Ice - Introduction
This is my story. It is written mostly from my memory and journals I kept throughout my life. I’ve also referred to Police Reports and court documents when my memory was unclear about the sequence of events. It is written from my perspective, and as with any true story, there can be more than one truth, it just depends on the way you look at it. I have made changes to some names in this story.
Up front I would like to say I never touched methamphetamine, I never used hard drugs and never will. I witnessed this drug consume and destroy so many lives, so many families, including my own. I would also like to say before I begin, I no longer hold any hate or anger against the father of my first two children. Today I consider him with kindness and compassion, he still deeply loves our children. I understand he holds pain I may never truly understand. He permitted me full parenting rights over our children and consented to us moving abroad. He is allowing us to travel the world. For this I am eternally grateful.
I have come a long way since I began this story, and I now find myself in a place of gratitude. I am grateful for all the negative events in my life because they shaped me into the amazing person I am today. I would not have this strength, persistence, resilience and kindness had it not been for all I have experienced. I hope my writing no longer holds anger towards the father of my children, but simply states the events. I don’t want sympathy, that is not what this book is about. I simply want to show people from darkness they can find a light. Please don’t feel pity, instead feel inspired to write your own amazing story.
To my readers who are looking for inspiration, perhaps you are someone who knows a user. Maybe you are a user. I hope I inspire you, I hope you believe in yourself and can find the strength to make peace with yourself. I know somewhere within yourself you can find the strength to walk away from a devastating lifestyle and move towards experiencing an amazing life, the life of your dreams.
Although you may not believe me yet, the only limit on your life and all you can achieve, is your imagination. I hope something in this book speaks to your heart and helps you make a decision to take an action to transform your life to discover more happiness, more adventure, more fun and more love. There is more to living than solely existing, and I have faith, if you believe it, it will happen!