HOW DARE YOU!Reema Sukumaran
I’m so furious! How many times do we have to hear that “it happened to me too?” How many times is it a trusted teacher, pastor, principal? Of
I am so furious! Yes, I have my story. Yes I have shared it countless times. YET when does it stop? I am realizing that it doesn’t. I am so sad that while change is happening and times are changing, there are so much of “us.” Those that have been hurt in the decades past. Those that have carried this “secret” for 50 years, 60 years, 70 years, 40 years, 30 years, and all those in between. One random ( or not so random) act of evil, 60 seconds of a touch that was never supposed to happen, has forever changed a life.
You taught them to read, write, memorize Bible texts, play at recess with kindness, placed a Band-Aid on a skinned knee, all things that those blessed to work with children did. And yet all that, is a blur. That one touch, that one kiss, that one attempt has changed their world. You robbed them of something they will never get back… their trust in others, their innocence, their childhood.
I really hope YOU know that I am talking to YOU! You are my Facebook “Friend.” You are a family “Friend.” And yet you are NOT! I want to scream at you for all your VICTIMS!!!! I hope you realize that there IS NO Statute of Limitations where this happened. And now people know.
I wonder how many are reading this, wondering if it is you. I feel sorry for you if you too have this worry of being found out. God knows.