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In Memory of Kay Kim's Blogs

Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave

~At 22, Leslie Morgan Steiner seemed to have it all: good looks, a Harvard diploma, a glamorous job in New York City. Plus a handsome, funny boyfriend who adored her. But behind her façade of success, this golden girl hid a dark secret. She’d made a mistake shared by millions: she fell in love with the wrong person.—Leslie Morgan Steiner, Crazy Love

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In Memory of Kay Kim's Blogs

Yes, She Was Murdered, But This Is A Blog About Hope

 

~The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.—Henry Miller

 

—After Kay’s murder, my friend, Jane, asked, “Kim, when did it all begin? I said, “At the very beginning.”

 

The following journal entries of my sister, Kay, reveals the premature signs of domestic abuse. Although they may appear minimal and insignificant at first, these acts of disrespect, unkindness, & disregard are vividly captured within these pages.

 

As I read Kay’s words, what stands out the most is her desperation to be loved, respected, acknowledged, and valued by her life-partner.

 

A picnic in the woods. Breaking bread. Drinking wine.  Giving love.  Receiving love.

 

So simple.  So practical.

 

…Yet it never happened.

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In Memory of Kay Kim's Blogs

Dear, Mike Peterson, I Forgive You

 

Mike Peterson murdered my sister, Kay, on May 26, 2010.  He then killed himself.

Mike Peterson murdered my sister, Kay, on May 26, 2010. He then killed himself.

 

 

“To rise, first you must burn.” ― Hiba Fatima Ahmad

 

–Dear, Mike Peterson,

 

When you were alive, I never quite knew the day of your birthday. Kay typically informed me of the date, “Oh, did you know it’s Mike’s birthday today? I’m having cake and ice-cream later on; you’re all invited.”

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In Memory of Kay Kim's Blogs

36 Things I’ve Learned Five Years After Your Murder

–He thought he could keep you dead and gone and silent and in the ground,  but you rise up every.  single.  day. —Kim Sisto Robinson

My sister was murdered by her husband on May 26, 2010. The world shook and darkened.

My sister was murdered by her husband on May 26, 2010. The world shook and darkened

 

  1. Crying outrageously with snot running down your face is completely normal.

 

 

  1. The soul leaves the body before you do.

 

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