A Shocking Child Abuse Story From Ireland You Will Never Forget. 23/05/2018

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How do you know someone is genuine?

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 8:45 AM

...when you can't find "click here to buy my book" links all over their website...


Try it some day...you will find it is a rule inclined to hold true.

The downside is that I have only just found your book...and now I have found it I can't seem to get it up on Kindle...never mind...I am in no hurry to read it.

"How do I feel now", on the front page, cuts too close to the bone...my bone...

Remember algebra? The way that so many differen...

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Your story will never be forgotten

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 12:50 AM

Hi, Lilly. I Just finished your book, and I felt compelled to look you up online and was pleased to find your website. It is hard to believe what the human body and mind can endure, and I firmly believe that what doesn't kill us makes us stronger, and I just hope that someday you can find a bit of peace and calm in your mind. YOU ARE AN AMAZING WOMAN, AND YOU ARE CHANGING THE WORLD AND OPENING THE CURTAINS ON ABUSE ONE READER AT A TIME. If only we cou...

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How are you doing?

Posted on September 5, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Hi Lily.. I just finished reading your book and I have to say it was very heartbreaking..I cant imagine how people could do all those bad things to you.I wonder how you are doing now, if time has healed your pain and if you have found the peace that you've been looking for. I dont know if you've been asked this question before...and I hope you dont mind answering this question but I know it was a religious place at the convent, and I was wondering if your experience there has impacted your be...

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I Get It &A Question

Posted on August 27, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Hi Lily,

    This is Kami from twitter.. Just FYI.

I just finished your book and I am so sorry for all the evil you have had to bear. I do hope that you can feel the love and support from the Internet.  I hope that you are able to find some joy with your Tony and your children.  I have a Tony too but his name is Steve.  

I was abused too.  Abuse is horrible whether it is one time or a zillion times!  My abuse wasn't as much as yours but I s...

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Posted on August 25, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Hi Lily,

Not finished your book yet, and so glad to have found your blog. Just wanted to say "You'll never walk alone.."

Love & support, Amron

There is just no excuse for anyone to abuse.

Posted on August 11, 2012 at 9:00 AM


     You sure have run the gamut of abuse, and I am truly sorry that you rarely experienced love during your childhood.  I have been abused through my life, am having a difficult time with it, but I can't imagine the pain you feel daily.  For you to feel love for others is truly miraculous in light of the lack of love you and your siblings were shown.  I wish there was something that I could do to help you.  I can understand how you could feel th...

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The nice couple - where are they now?

Posted on June 26, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Hi Lily:

Sorry if this is a repeated question, I don't know if you have been asked this before... do you know what ever happened to the nice couple that let their dog sleep with you, the ones that (unfortunately) had the priest brother? 

I am just wondering if they became part of your extended chosen family?  It did not seem like many members of your biological family would have been a positive part of your family as you got older - I want to believe they became surroga...

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Questions for Lily

Posted on June 12, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Hi Lily,

I'm in the process of reading your book and if nothing else it lets me know that my childhood that I viewed as bad really wasn't that bad at all. It's amazing that abuse of this magnitude could have happened to so many children for such a long period of time and nobody did anything to stop it. What's even more incredible is that it was done by priests and nuns who are supposed to adhere to the love and compassion Jesus taught. They are clearly very sick people.

I'm wonde...

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Posted on May 22, 2012 at 2:25 AM

I started your book today, and read front to back all in one sitting! I can not believe there are sooo many rotton people in this world and you had to endure soo much pain from those you thought were close to you. Finding Tony was a God send, for he truely loves you endlessly (every womans dream). You have a purpose, and no matter how rough you had it, this book is truely an inspiration and you have a chance to make a world of difference. Stay possitive and continue to educate the world on ab...

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My support for you

Posted on April 19, 2012 at 2:15 PM


As I was reading your book I wanted nothing more than to take young Lily & Simon into my own home to show them love & how children should be treated. I am so sorry for all the unwanted, unloved & mistreated children everywhere. It all just seems unfair. I canNOT imagine what goes on the minds of abusers....for that matter I don't think I want to know. I would also like to shake Tony's hand. He must truly be a special person to possess that type of unconditional lov...

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Feel so sad for what youve had to endure

Posted on April 12, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Just finished reading the book yesterday and I cannot stop thinking about it. First of all, may your baby brother rest in peace. I loved reading that you always took care of him, for he was and always will be your baby brother. I admire you, and hope one day you find peace you deserve.

Always A Work In Progress

Posted on March 5, 2012 at 8:10 PM

I never forget the things that has happened to me as a child.  The many people that you thought you could trust called me a liar when I spoke the truth so I started to lie to some of them and said these things never happene, but I know the truth and only I had or have to live with it everyday of my life.  I also hid a lot, ashamed, was it really my fault, who would believe, would telling anyone stop it.

I became an overprotective mother, I loved and smothered my...

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Posted on February 28, 2012 at 8:35 PM
Dear Lilly


Posted on February 17, 2012 at 3:50 AM

I am actually lost for words, but needed to write something about how brave i think you are, and the strongest person, character i have ever read about. You are clearly someone quite remarkable and i doubt there are many who walk this earth that would have fought for survival as you have. I cringe and could not read about some of your experiences never mind even contemplating living through them. 

I'm at a loss for words...........

Posted on February 13, 2012 at 12:15 AM
I've just finished reading your story, I started it this afternoon and couldn't put it down. Although there were times I did want to skip over parts because of how horrific it was for you and how hard those parts were to read. I had to keep reminding myself that this story was not a work of fiction but a life a child suffered thru. It's hard to believe that there are "beings" (I can't bring myself to call any of them people because they are unworthy of even such a simple title) that could be so ... Read Full Post »

The Girl Nobody Wants - We all want you!

Posted on February 1, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Hi Lily;

Just finished reading your book.  Thank you for finding the courage to write your story.  What a shocking account of your life.  No one should have had to go through what you did, especially at the hands of nuns!  I wish you well.  Do you have photographs you can share?  God bless you.:)


Posted on December 30, 2011 at 2:35 PM


I just finished your book. I can not believe the abuse that you suffered at the hand of the church. What you suffered, and what Simon suffered is unspeakable.

I am very proud of you for moving forward for your boys, and giving them the love and support that you did not receive. You are a very special and loving person. Someday your boys will look back at the strides that you made in your life a...

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Posted on November 21, 2011 at 2:20 PM

Hi Lily, I read your book and it was brilliant. It was very emotional and honestly all I can say is I wish I could just hug you and tell you that you are a wonderful and strong person, and you deserve all the happiness in the world. Your past has made you a strong person and I pray for you to find happiness and peace everyday. Your book was fantastic and it has reminded me that in every bad situation, there is something beautiful, and that beauty is you.


Posted on November 21, 2011 at 2:15 PM

Hi Lily

Wow, what a sad and disturbing life you lived through. You said you wondered how your life could of turned out? I wondered the same thing while reading your story. An excellent Seamstress, great cook, talent in music. And, to say the least an amazing writer.

Every functioning human is in search of the same thing Happiness. We are all looking for it from birth to death.

I'm not trying to sound condesceding but you should be so proud of your life today consideri...

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From Another Survivor

Posted on September 3, 2011 at 5:25 PM

I applaud you for writing your story. I, too, have written a book called GIRL IN THE WATER. I think it helped me integrate what happened. I also know that it was very painful. I have self published and presume that is what you are doing.

Your site is beautiful and inviting.

I am a survivor of abuse from a sister. I hope to find a publisher who will take on marketing and distribution. I wish this for you as well.

Blessings, Nancy

Sacramento, CA