Sunday, September 27

Survivor

I sat down tonight to blog about cloth diapers. Yes, we've made the switch to cloth,and yes, we like them.

However, that isn't what I need to blog about tonight. I'll save the diaper talk for another post.

Friday night I went to my parents church in my hometown to read my recovery story. This is no wimpy, skim the surface testimony. This is down and dirty, warts and all testimony. I even invited several friends who aren't in recovery. I stood in front of about 100 people and shared it all.

If you've read my blog at all over the last few years, you know that struggle with anger, depression, codependency, and food addiction. But there is one thing I've kept private. I've never mentioned my biggest, toughest, darkest area of recovery. Friday night I openly spoke about it, so I might as well speak of it here too.

YIKES! Here goes... I'm a SURVIVOR of childhood sexual abuse. Oh my goodness, I can't believe I said it. I'm feeling quite exposed right now. I really want to talk about cloth diapers.

Please, no sympathy comments. I survived and I'm working through it with God's help. Three years ago, this secret was crippling, but it isn't anymore. I guess I'm putting this out there just in case someone else needs encouragement.

Healing is possible! Freedom is possible! I'm celebrating recovery from childhood sexual abuse, and other survivors can too!

6 comments:

Crickett said...

You're an amazing woman. God is an amazing God!

LOVE! you!

Amy said...

And it will be so cool to see how God uses your testimony to begin the healing process in someone else's life. SO proud of you! Woo hooo!

cheri said...

You are amazing. Thanks for being courageous and I will pray that your words will help others.

And I'm glad to see you are back to blogging. You are back, right?

Liz said...

thanks for sharing that. My husband went through the same thing. Every time he shares his testimony, so many people come up to him and talk about their own abuse, some of them for the very first time. God can truly use even the worst things that have happened to us for the good of others.

Michael - Alecia said...

So, so, so proud of you! Praying and standing with you for complete healing.
Love you girl!

ANG said...

You are my hero!! I love you and am so blessed to call you my friend!!