Hello, my name is Victoria, and this is my story. From the outside looking in my family appeared to have it all together. However, my home life was anything but normal, my dad was a workaholic, so my mom was my primarily caregiver. When my dad was home, he was an evil person. He was emotionally and verbally abusive towards my mom and engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct towards me. I was taught at a very young age that what happened behind closed doors stayed there.
Hello my name is Elizabeth (Beth). I was adopted as an infant into a Christian home. I am the middle child of 3 girls. My older sister is mentally handicapped. My younger sister and I are adopted. I grew up in church and around church people. My earliest memory is actually when I got saved at 4 years old following my Auntie Share-bear in the salvation prayer while helping her fix my baby cousin Seth a bottle in her kitchen. Jesus was normal to me. Going to church was normal to me. Having Christian friends was normal to me. Life was good.
My name is Kasey. I am 37 years old. I was born August 20, 1981. My mom and dad had been married for 12 years. It was a very unhealthy relationship and two years after I was born they divorced. My dad was always working or out of town and it quickly got to where I didn’t see him much at all. Years later my mom remarried. My brother soon came along. The dream of becoming a happy family soon shattered. I started drinking alcohol, smoking pot, tripping acid at the age of 13. What no one could understand is why.
Growing up, I had a wonderful childhood. I grew up in the church with parents who love the Lord. I did well in school but I wasn’t in with the cool kids and they made fun of me. I felt less than, embarrassed and withdrew a little. I was friends with the kids nobody else wanted to be friends with. I went to church, was active in the youth group and I loved it!
Hi, my name is Tasha and I am 31 years old. I was born and raised in Knoxville, TN. I spent the first 17 years of my life living with both my parents and brother in a small single wide trailer on the outside of town. Although from the outside it appeared that we had a normal happy life, the inside was much different.