I am very honored to have received the following recognition for this page....
My decision to make these pages, was not an easy one. I debated many months before attempting this, and finally with much encouragement from a friend, I decided to give it a try. The intent is not to invoke sympathy, I am sure everyone has had trials and tribulations. This journey, although hard at times, is my life, and I am grateful that I am able to live each day. I believe that all things have a reason, and that through our sufferings, we learn great lessons. Often, when we are in the midst of these situations, we feel isolated, as if no one has ever felt exactly the same way. The purpose of these pages is to let others know that they are not alone. When I was at my lowest point, I remember how empty and dark the world seemed, .......I hope, if you are at that point in your life, you will reach out to someone. ****You are not alone!**** Life is too precious to feel so badly. Ask for help!
I begin this journey many years ago, when as a child, I was a victim of sexual abuse. The result of this abuse was years of dysfunction, and illnesses that have affected me and my children. For many years, I lived with an overwhelming sense of sadness, but I did not understand it, nor recognize that it could have been treated. Eventually I was diagnosed with clinical depression. Once the depression had worsened to a point that I was totally incapacitated, and I could not function in day to day life, I was hospitalized. THANK GOD! I say that because it probably saved my life. Through therapy, medication, and soul searching, I have been able to come to terms with the past. I still have an occasional relapse, but I have a wonderful support system that I lean on during those times. I have learned so much, and come so far. I know that I deserve to be free of the demons of my past.
My journey is not unique. Children everywhere are abused each day. Depression affects thousands. Woman are subjected to all forms of domestic violence. The stories on these pages are true. PLEASE take care as you enter and be prepared for "triggers". I would not want my "healing" to be harmful to anyone.