I Was One of the 47%

I spent the first nine years of my life caught in the war that waged on and on between my parents. My dad was fierce with words, but contrary to the popular saying, his bite was actually worse than his bark. I can recall nights spent awake listening to him terrorize my mother in the next room. The time he pushed her down in a Toys-R-Us parking lot in front of horrified onlookers. The false molars my mom has from that time he punched her in the face. ...more
While I'm not glad that your family required assistance like this, I am glad that it was ... more