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

Monday, May 28, 2012

Not Alone

One night I was up horribly late watching late night mindless TV and this ad came on...Chills went down my spine...I was devastated and excited at the same time. Devastated because I knew intimately just how true the commercial "Uncle Al" was. I was excited because for the first time since our nightmare began I felt like someone was out there fighting the same fight.

I immediately jumped out of bed and looked their site up on the internet. Wow, not only was Darkness to Light out there, they seemed to be right on and making a positive difference by spreading awareness, which I believe is the best prevention! There are a lot of ads to choose from but these two where the ones that initially touched me the most. "Faces" is so heartbreaking and I believe every adult needs to view it. Note the ages of the person when they were victimized.
From our experience, far more people belittle the impact of childhood sexual abuse and don't understand the negative impacts abuse has on the individual. I have been so desperately thankful for the handful of people that really seemed to realize the impact on our family and the victim. The impacts are life long! I have said from the beginning of all of this, "That this type of crime is "soul altering" a person is never who they were before." I am an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse (my babysitter's husband.) I never told. It is from personal experience both as a victim, then even worse, as the mother of a victim, that I make such bold statements.

I want to thank the people that are encouraging me to take on this blog.

From: "Prevention....a cause to support"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

wow this makes me so sick, you are right, we dont really think about this until it happens to us.