Since I started this journey in August of 2017, I have met many survivors.
A lot of them I met through a blog or organization that relates to child abuse.
Some have just come to me out of the clear blue and told me their story unprompted.
They are ALL awful stories. But some people are on a journey to healing and some are barely surviving.
Sometimes we start to heal and have to bounce back into survival mode.
I am deeply honored to have heard other’s stories. Just the fact that they trust me with such a huge piece of their soul is so humbling.
I don’t claim to have all the answers, but I want to be empathetic to any and all who need an ear to listen or a shoulder to cry on.
I will always make myself available because I never felt that I could share my story with anyone.
Some of our stories are so horrible and extreme that even we can’t believe that it happened to us.
But our story is what makes us. Good, bad or ugly. The only thing we can do now is use it to bring awareness so that other children do not have to lose their innocence at a young age.
Child Sexual Abuse. I couldn’t even say those words a year ago.
Now I’m trying to own my story and be proud of who I am. I know my heavenly Father has kept me safe so far, and loved me when I was unloveable.
I’m going to share what I know here and on my upcoming healing website.
But I will never be quiet about my story again. The abusers will not steal my life twice.
So for those that are healing, I’m here both day and night to hear your story or just offer hope. If you are at the end of your rope, please get help. I promise that it does get better.
You are enough. You are here for a reason. You have a purpose. I have to keep telling myself those things and I’m still not sure I believe it. But I’m told it’s true. Call it dumb trust or blind faith but I have to believe the best is yet to come.
Until next time – I am being MJ every day.