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I am not grateful for having been abused as a child, but I am very grateful for all of the positive things that have come out of my experiences. One of those areas of gratitude is for all of you – Those who take your time to read my blog, post comments, and send me emails. Who knew that something as painful as child abuse could be something to bring so many people together?

I spent most of my life feeling isolated. I no longer feel that way. Since I chose to begin healing from child abuse, I have never been alone. I have met lots of wonderful people along my healing journey.

I have made countless friends over at my favorite message board, Isurvive.org. I regret that I do not have as much time to spend over there as I used to. Writing this blog, along with other obligations in my life, limits the amount of time I have to spend with my friends over there, but they remain near and dear to my heart. Several of my isurvive friends followed me over to my blog, and some even email me regularly. Whenever I am having a tough time, I know that I have a safe place to fall apart.

I feel like we child abuse survivors are coming together, validating one another, and creating a bond that we never had in childhood. I feel honored to know each and every one of you. You are all amazing.

Photo credit: Lynda Bernhardt

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