Around five years old, two family members violated our relationship by misusing my developing body-one with force and the other with kindness. After the secret was out, one of the male family members denied his involvement, and I was called a liar. At the crossroads of anger, disappointment, and shame, I chose to “align myself with nature” and seek a relationship with God.
A series of events took place. 1. I read the entire King James Bible. 2. I resonated with the portrayal of Jesus. 3. I learned the Lord’s prayer. 4. I spent time sitting on the porch admiring the strength of trees and enjoying nature. 5. I planted healthy seeds in my garden. 6. I realized that life was about character building. 7. I adopted my mother’s life principles, bible verses, and my own life lessons. 8. I listened more to the Voice within. 9. I entered a path (nursing) that taught me about self-actualization, conditioning, and how others used trauma and mishaps to unleash their purpose in life.
At a young age, I believed that my life did not end with abuse. Although I have had my highs and lows, I took what I learned and applied the principles to my life. I cannot change the past, but I am in control of my future….definitely with the perspective I choose to take.
I am not a victim. I am a student of life. I
Make this lifetime great!