Life After The Storm!
First of all, I want to thank my Lord and Savior for allowing me to get through my trying times and allowing me to breathe again. Although Ive been away from my domestic violence situation for some time now, I've recently discovered that my every day, what I thought to be normal actions, aren't so normal. They are bad behaviors I have picked up from being mentally and physically abused over time. Something as simple as being OCD about being on time, because when I was with my abuser, I would have been abused for not ariving where he needed me to be at the time he demanded, Is an example of how I am still healing from my trying times. I thought because I had left the situation I survived and could put it all past me. When in fact, Ive taken hold of my life and am proudly still surviving.
As unfortunate as my reality was, I am proud to stand here today and realize that it has created in me a fire to heal the world of the many women scared by Domestic Violence and many other forms of absue. If I had not gone through what I went through I wouldn't be able to relate to, help heal and share compassion for the rest of the surviving victims in the world. I plan for every woman walking the earth who has been a victim of abuse to find the light with in their heart and soul and walk proudly with a new found purpose to live happily like never before.