I write candid memoir and fearless poetry, and delve into hard issues others tend to avoid. I aspire to show women that God’s redemption and healing are just a story away.
Fear, uncertainty, and regret rule many lives, especially the lives of those who have experienced trials and trauma. I can relate. I’ve seen my share of difficult times.
Often survivors of sexual trauma never tell anyone. They keep this terrible secret. This gives that secret the power to cause shame, guilt, fear, and feelings of worthlessness.
Author and speaker Mary DeMuth has said, “An untold story never heals.” I can testify to the truth of this observation. When I kept my story secret, it didn’t heal. I didn’t heal.
When I began to tell my story, it lost its power to shame me. I discovered that the fear it had caused for so long was a liar. The knowledge that God calls me His beloved encouraged me to seek and share the truth about what I’ve been through.
Through the power of Jesus and the forgiveness he offers and teaches, I’ve learned to not let fear win. I hope, by what I write here, to help others conquer fear, uncertainty, and regret as well.
A Little about Me
I am a wife, mother (of a young adult), daughter, sister, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law, friend, Christian, lawyer (recovering), and person who loves life. Though I’ve experience some difficulties and pain in my life, I am thankful they have made me stronger and shaped who I am.
I love to write, and would often “write” things in my head that I never committed to paper. That’s why I decided to start this blog. To make room in my head for more. When I start writing in my head, the thing I am writing will stay there and take up space, thoughts, and energy for some time. Committing my thoughts to digital paper has helped me move on to the next thing more quickly.
My law school income tax professor commented on my blog: “You are writing from the heart, and as always, doing it well. I hope you stick with it — there are always moments when a blogger gets tired — because you are making us all think. Which is what this internet thing should be all about.” That was eleven years ago and I haven’t given it up yet.