She carried me through the funeral viewing line: I could see my mother lying there peacefully sleeping never imagining the changes my life was going to take. My life went from happiness and contentment to tyranny, rejection, and shame overnight.
As tears ran down my face while plucking out the six metal darts that were embedded in my chest and arms, he ran upstairs stating that I had hit him. When I came into the room I was bent over my father's knee and spanked as the little trickles of blood from the darts wounds ran down my skin.
I am so hungry I will be good I promise The hunger pains were so relentless that I went into the garage and began to feast on the dog food that sat in the corner.
He called me, when I turned to look at him the machete that he thrown across the room at me stuck my hair to the cabinet inches from my face as he sat on the couch wickedly laughing.
After the Angel visit it felt like liquid love had been poured over me. It moved slowly over me and trough me taking all my anguish and pain away.
Melanie Swager was raised in beautiful Colorado. After losing her mother and being adopted by extended family she found herself in a dark world of abuse, fear, and shame, that if not for the protection and guidance from her Guardian Angel she would not have survived. Melanie's true story of her amazing life shows how God, through his unconditional love, continually saved her from certain death. Through faith, forgiveness, and love she stands victorious on the other side of all the contemptuous words and physical cruelty that consumed her life. She tells her story for all who are trying to heal from abuse and trauma to help them understand how through their faith in God they will overcome the internal scars that abuse leaves.