Facebook is usually wonderful, I’ve connected with so many friends I’ve lost track of, and up to this point I haven’t had much negative happen on there. Tonight everything changed with the click of a picture my aunt had commented on, one that made me want to burst into tears and made me feel nine years old all over again.
It was nothing but someone’s seemingly happy family Christmas picture, that in itself was not the issue, the issue was with seeing the face of one of the men the picture depicted. This man did some horrible unspeakable things to me and several other little girls when I was a child. His mother, who was in the picture, still to this day does not know. Part of me loves her enough, that I wouldn’t wish her the pain of knowing this, even after all this time. The other half of me did all I could do to keep from calling him out as a pervert on his facebook page.
I know there is nothing to be done as far as I am concerned, too much time has passed to do anything about what happened back then to me. The part that worries me is wondering how many other children may have fallen victim to this happy and smiling child molestor, that as of Christmas day is still walking free…and no one seems to know this but me.
Teresa Peters said:
That is truly horrifying.
I can’t imagine how you must feel.
Are you sure there’s nothing to be done? How old is this man now?
Almost certainly, if it happened to you, there is someone else around who shares your knowledge. I hope you can at least find that person and share the burden.
Good luck with this.
Hi there..wow. I say that because I,too have been a victim but only found out this past year…an uncle. I only have one sibling..a sister whos 5 years younger. He did it to both of us. I honestly cant remember much but she can. I had my thoughts over the years but until she called me to say she remembers and even dreams of it, it did come back to me. I know all too well on how you feel. I run into this man in town all the time. My skin crawls. I thought it was too late also…kind of let by gones be by gones…dont wanna disrupt family and hurt feelings..but everytime I see him, I get angry and want him to pay for what he did. We are now in the process of healing and thinking of doing something about it because through a lawyer…it doesnt matter how much time has passed. you are in my thoughts and my heart…I always say…do what your heart tells you to do..your mind may fail you at times, but your heart knows best. Take care!!