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Offline Gah

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« on: December 22, 2005, 04:33:00 PM »
December 23rd was the day I was put into Straight. December 23rd is also My Fathers Birthday. What a great present my father had. I was 13, I had almost all my presents bought for my family and friends for Christmas. I had $25 I had left it in the van while we was going to go visit this counsolor (Straight) I was excited because after the counsolor appointment,I was going to be able to buy my mom a great present for Christmas at the mall in Dallas, being from Midland, buying anything in Dallas was a big deal haha. I never got to get my mom that gift. I never saw that $25 again. It sucks that every year I have been expected to get at least a birthday card for my father and call him to wish him a happy birthday. Tomorrow, I will be on my way to spend the holidays with them. I will give my father his birthday card and his gift. My kids will be excited and happy. I will not talk about Straight for the next 3 days. I wont be on this forum. Christmas is about giving, and being joyful right?  

Oh and to top everything off, they have a foster kid with the same birthday as my fathers and she is turning 13yrs. old tomorrow. WTF?

http://www.thestraights.com/documents/shannasstory.htm
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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2005, 12:24:00 AM »
Gah...

I read the link you posted.  It's cool the way you tell your story.  ...yeah, you have struggled and you are strong. More power to ya Gah.
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2005, 01:31:00 AM »
You have a very moving story, and you also tell it very well.

Hope you have a good Christmas.  :smile:
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2005, 12:17:00 PM »
Merry Christmas ~
Blessings to you and your family.

Immortality: A toy which people cry for, And on their knees apply for, Dispute, contend and lie for, And if allowed Would be right proud Eternally to die for.
--Ambrose Bierce

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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2005, 12:40:00 PM »
I really appreciate hearing your story...I'm sorry Xmas has been scarred by these experiences.  -Leslie Marie[ This Message was edited by: LittleCat on 2005-12-23 09:42 ]
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« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2005, 07:53:00 PM »
You're the only people in the world that can understand my decision.
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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2005, 08:04:00 PM »
Gah and anon.  Thanks for the stories.  I'm sorry for what you had to endure.  There was a girl in my time who's grandfather died while she was in the program.  He had practically raised her and they were very close.  She was on first phase and Newton wouldn't allow her to go to the funeral.  She was absolutely devastated.  Adding insult to injury she would be confronted if she talked about her grandfather or not being able to attend the service.  I believe it became part of the lawsuit she ended up winning against Straight/Newton.

Here's hoping this holiday will bring better memories.  :smile:
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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2005, 10:12:00 PM »
And I'm sorry.
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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2005, 10:46:00 PM »
Amazing story, Anonymous. Wow. I do understand, yes I do...  ::kiss::  

It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are 20 gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2005, 08:44:00 AM »
So sad.  I understand. so much pain. Hard choices. I understand.[ This Message was edited by: starry-eyed pirate on 2005-12-26 19:32 ]
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« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2005, 10:12:00 AM »
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"And I'm sorry. "


Don't be.  You made the right choice by leaving Straight, even if it meant you couldn't attend your father's funeral.  Don't take on the guilt that belongs to Straight and it's staff.  You did the right thing by leaving.

I know that sensation of freedom you wrote about--it's beautiful, almost overwhelming, there's even a hint of fear.  Good god, it felt sweet to get out of there.
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« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2005, 11:46:00 PM »
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I know that sensation of freedom you wrote about--it's beautiful, almost overwhelming, there's even a hint of fear. Good god, it felt sweet to get out of there.
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« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2005, 11:57:00 AM »
tomorrow,Im making a list of things to do.And when I wake up,Im gonna cross off a few.
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