How am I supposed to forgive my 27 year old brother who has been raping my 8 year old daughter! Somebody tell me, how am I supposed to move on, knowing that my little girl has been defiled by my own brother? How am I supposed to forgive myself or my demonic brother with what has been done to my baby?
I returned from work precisely one week ago and was shocked to meet my usually happy wife, holding our little girl and crying her eyes out. She looked so sad and immediately she saw me, she completely broke down and was crying so hard and so deep, it was heart wrecking. It was so scary to see my wife in that state.
I managed to reach out to where she was on the floor and inquired of her what had happened in my absence, she narrated how she was bathing our little girl and she kept shifting her bum back in pain. She questioned her and was shocked that my brother who lives with me and was supposedly job hunting had been defiling her.
At first, I hoped and prayed he'd only just fingered her but my heart totally broke when I asked my little girl and she said 'Uncle Tunde took my pants off and his pant too and....'' and what? I said, as I fell back on the chair with my hand on my head.
Immediately, we took her to the hospital and true to our fear, my child, our little jewel had lost her virginity. Her hymen was gone and further tests showed that the attack had been repeated several times.
In pain, we went home and summoned my brother back home who had gone out supposedly in search of job and still wasn't back at 9pm. We asked him immediately and as expected, he denied it until we showed him all the evidences.
He started apologizing and blaming the devil for his evil acts.
I disowned him immediately and told him to leave my house that same night and never return again. I told him I was giving him the opportunity to get out of my sight otherwise, I won't be held responsible for any action I take.
He moved out of the house that same night but my mother arrived my home the next day and has been begging me to take my brother back. She's been saying he's still my brother and I should know that people make mistakes. I've told my mom straight that if she doesn't stop telling me that, I'll be forced to disown her too.
My other problem is my wife, she's been crying so much that I don't know what to do about her anymore. She was 29 and a virgin when we got married. She's been blaming herself for not being a good mother to our child and wondering aloud how she had missed all the signs.Sometimes, I wake up at night to see her crying and talking to herself.
For now, I've agreed with my wife to relocate our little girl to my Sister's in the US. We believe the change in environment will help her heal and by God's grace, she'll forget what has happened to her.
My mother is still begging me to have pity on my the devil she calls my brother but the hatred in my heart right for him cannot be quantified. I wish I could turn back the hands of time and never took him in or was never even born as brothers.
This story was told to me in tears by a young family I know personally and I was so touched. I don't know what to tell them anymore. Please share your words of advice and consolation on the comments box. They'll definitely come back here to read your comments.