My name is Faith Allen. Like the lotus (water lily), my life began in the muck and mire of abuse. Through the healing process, I have found freedom from my past, and I have made it my life’s mission to make lots of lemonade from the lemons that life threw my way.
Like the lotus, I have found life beyond of the muck and mire of my beginnings. This blog is one way that I seek to bring beauty to the world, just like the lotus brings beauty to the surface of a pond. I want to encourage anyone who has been abused to know that you can find freedom, too. Your life does not have to be about your past — it can be about TODAY!
Warm wishes along your healing journey.
Feel free to e-mail Faith at email@example.com.
3/31/08 update: A woman named Faith Allen, who is also an adoptive mother and apparently a survivor of child abuse, has been in the news. She and I are not the same person. “Faith Allen” is a pen name that I chose because I had “faith” that God would help me survive the healing process. I chose Allen because my husband first chose that last name as a pen name, so I thought it would be cute to match.
8/30/08 update: I have added a blogroll to my site. If you would like to add your blog about recovering from child abuse to my blogroll, please email me the link at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will add your blog to my blogroll if it is a good fit for my readership.