Living in a dysfunctional family with a disability and taking pain and abuse almost on a daily basis was my childhood It took me 54 years to come to terms with, 5 painful years to write, almost 12 months to let Kindle publish it and now I have let go that part of my life that was locked and twisted inside my innermost being. My little book ‘A bird in a cage and a tin of paint’ is out there to help others like me, to prevent at least one other person from having to go through what I had to endure. Writing it cleared my soul but was painful to relive. Now my faith is strong enough to endure anything life can throw at me. I don’t care, for my own self, if no one reads it but hope that every abuse sufferer reads it. Although we suffered alone we are not alone as suffers, believe me.