This is an introduction page with a little bit about me and the reasons I decided to share my journey of recovery from abuse, in a public blog. You’ll find the actual blog posts by clicking here , or you can navigate there through the menu feature.
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
The Little Girl
There’s a little girl I used to know, lived right across the street – the cutest, sweetest little girl anyone could meet. Somewhere, somehow, someone did her wrong. Now she’s out there on the streets trying to get along.
She’s making love to any man, for money and a bed – Just a broken little girl, trying to get ahead. Somewhere, somehow, someone did her wrong. Now she’s out there on the streets trying to get along. Now she’s out there on the streets trying to get along.
I stopped one day, to talk to her, to see what I could do. But there she laid on cold cement, her body cut and bruised.
‘Are you her mother?’ I heard them ask, as I wiped tears away.
‘I wish I was. I wish I were. I came some time too late.’
What ever happened to her innocence? Her young and carefree days, now were taken away. Somewhere, somehow, someone did her wrong. Now she’s out there on the street, I came some time too long. Now she’s out there, dead on the street. I came some time too long.
Song by, Teresa Bruce Push to Listen: The Little Girl Audio Acoustic
[I wrote this song, The Little Girl, several years ago. It’s metaphorically about me, and about so many others in survival through abuse. It’s a story about the results of abuse and about what happens when we turn a blind eye.]
I’m inviting you into my journey of my healing Blog because I don’t want to do it alone. I want the world to know the raw and real consequences of abuse so that we can stop the silence and extinguish the shame together. I believe there are many others of you who need to know you are not alone. I want to encourage you to bring the secrets into the light. I want to encourage you in your own healing. I want you to know the good and loving God who walks with you, who has never left your side.
Thanks for joining me! I can’t wait to hear from you and how my sharing may have helped.
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. Psalm 34:18-19