Hi. My name is Vera Kate. In the course of my life I have been abused, neglected, molested, assaulted, abandoned, raped and cheated on, and I have lost my first two babies in miscarriage. I have had to move more than twenty times since leaving my parent's house when I was barely 18 years old. I have had my share of stress, tears, violence, and heartache. More than my share. And for my efforts to survive those who harmed me, I have often been called selfish, stuck-up, and destructive.
But I have also been called brave. I have been called intrepid. I have been called a pioneer.
I escaped my family of origin and the legacy that they tried to lay upon me. I will not repeat the patterns. I will not look the other way when I see actions that are deeply wrong. I will not pretend that it doesn't matter what happened to me. I will not intentionally inflict pain upon others.
I will build a new family, a new life, a new legacy, a new dream.
Welcome to my blog. Here I am myself, no holds barred. If you've come on a good day, know that my humor and my growing love of life are genuine, but are tempered, also, by pain. And if you've come on a bad day, know that my pain is being eased by the telling, and I will smile again soon.
I appreciate your comments -- so long as they are kind.