2012-08-01 21:18:03 ( UTC )
Domestic Abuse in Cumberland County
I will never fully understand WHY I chose this county to reside in. I was living in
Florida because that's where I finally found my oldest daughter. Over a four year period
I went from being normal(whatever you're definition might be on that one)to a woman very
obsessed with finding her child. I know who had her and I will save the details for
another entry. Once you experience having a child missing regardless of the fact that it
was my ex-husband, you're never quite the same again.:(
Now, years later, my daughter almost 20 is in college and we're re-building a
relationship. I have to admit to attacking him when I got the chance. I dare anyone to
say they either would have done it or at least imagined the act. Yea, he had me put in
jail for assault but he never showed up to court so they dropped the charges. I was
thinking he shouldn't have filed charges to begin with because he had deserved and
probably pretty much KNEW I'd do it.
Now, I've met a man who claims to have a background in domestic abuse. Supposedly,
isolated. I'm 49 years old and I've never seen a domestic abuse case that just SUDDENLY
happened. I have a very cynical attitude towards relationships and really don't trust
anyone. I'm always waiting for their true colors to appear. Most, never disappoint me.
This particular county in Tennessee is filled with drug abuse, domestics, theft, and other
crimes. Police don't seem to either have a clue or to be over-whelmed with cases. I keep
a low profile and am single with an eight-year old daughter. Tabbe(my oldest daughter)and
Zoe are very close. It's amazing how alike they are when they've never had the
opportunity to be REAL sisters.
I guess this journal entry is a mixed and random introduction to me. I don't know if
anyone will ever read this nor be interested in a old ladies memories but here it begins.
This day is my oldest, Justin's, 27th birthday. He is on his second marraige and third
child. I'll talk about this some other time.
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