If someone asks him, ‘What are these wounds on your body?’ he will answer, ‘The wounds I was given at the house of my friends.’ Zech 13 v 6

Friday, July 3, 2009

A Part Of Me

I will be always dealing with this in one way or another. This has been a part of me from the time my baby sitter's husband started to groom me. Only now it is no longer a secret part of me. I am older and wiser and stronger now and can speak out on behalf of other survivors of childhood sexual abuse. I can be a voice. 

My greatest hope is that by speaking out, I can help prevent some innocent children from being sexually violated and forever changed. My hope is that I can shine light on such a dirty, dark issue--one that so many people are unable to look at and admit is an enormous problem in our society today. I hope to make this real in people's lives so they evaluate their choices and protect their children.

I hope to eventually push for some real changes in the laws regarding how a child victim is handled and the way a sexual predator is dealt with. I also hope to one day be more involved with the darkness to light organization.

I do believe this will always be a part of my life. I also believe for two of my children in particular this has changed who they once were and will always be a part of their lives. I hope they are able to take the negativity and bring positive change and help people with their story, rather than this eating at them and robbing from them anymore than it already has.

1 comment:

sherie said...

One of the laws I would like to visit is the age of consent. In WA state the age of consent is 16 years old. Fine, but there has to be a way to protect the over 16 yo girls from preditors. One way is to educate them about power and the mis-use of power and how power between two people needs to be equal or there can never be true consent. But the preditor grooms these girls at 14 & 15 or 16 and then somehow is above the law? I don't think so. Prayers are with you.