Today, I had my last counseling appointment. Let me tell you it was a mix of emotions, but it is all part of this next chapter of my life. I have learned a lot in the last 3.5 years. And I realize I have grown a ton. I want to share a little bit about […]Read more "The Next Chapter"
Shame, guilt and fear. Those were the things that drove me to silence. A silence that was difficult to break. Once it became my secret it stayed that way for years and it hasn’t been until very recently that I have even shared parts of my story with people that I trust about being molested […]Read more "The Uncomfortable Conversation"
If someone you know tells you that they have been sexually assaulted simply listen. That is the most practical and most caring thing that you can do in that moment. And by listen I mean be fully engaged and focused on that person. If they hare choosing to tell you there story take it and […]Read more "Just Listen"
This morning was one of those times where God just met me right where I am. The sermon was about building faith and steadfastness. This is an area that I know I need to grow in, particularly being steadfast. The last 2 weeks have been a little bit of a roller coaster. There has been […]Read more "Enduring to Grow"
Each year I like to reflect on what has changed. It gives me an opportunity to give the glory to God, to celebrate, and see how much things have changed. And each time I am left in awe. This year is no different. The year before, 2014, was all about finding my voice. learning that […]Read more "3 Year Mark"
I never thought that Christmas would be a joyous time again. The last 2 years I dreaded December, Christmas, New Years, the holidays and everything that came with them. It all hurt, it all served as a reminder of 3 years ago. I thought that it would forever define and mark the season of the […]Read more "The Meaning of Christmas"
Here I am almost 3 years later. It will be 3 years at the end of this month that you raped me. I will never know why. And I still have times that I have to remind myself that all the anger and hate isn’t mine to hold, that I don’t have to be stuck […]Read more "Continued forgiveness"