Martin Luther King, Jr.

I was only 5 years old when he gave his famous “I have a Dream” speech.  I grew up hearing about him and hearing criticism of him.  I was older by the time I started really paying attention to the raging debates.  I believe the thing I admire most is his willingness to stand up…

Is my story worth telling?

Early in our marriage my husband and I moved around to other parts of the country.  Leaving family, friends and jobs behind.  We tried different places and different occupations and raised a family.  In the process of moving, I discovered most people really don’t want to know all that much about you.  You can become…

Hazards of telling my story

Telling my story was essential to turning my life around and healing the hurt in my soul.  As I started to remember and piece together my past my counselor gave me several cautions.  I will share with you what I learned. 1.  The mind does not remember events in a nice, neat orderly chain of…

Going back to move forward

From reading the many meme’s wishing they could forget, people seem to believe that forgetting is the key to moving forward.  Interestingly, I had to go back and remember for me to go forward.  I needed to know what happened so I could understand my reaction and behavior today.  I needed to process past hurts…

Forgetting or Not?

Recently, I followed several pages for PTSD on Facebook.  A trend that I am seeing is a number of posts that are wishing they could forget.  What I am sharing is my experience.  Forgetting sucks.  I did forget.  By the time I was in high school I could barely remember what happened in junior high. …

Where’s your focus?

The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on Building the new ~ Socrates Sounds good, logical, the right thing to do.  However, I learned on my journey that I first needed to survey the damage in my life.  I needed to acknowledge my life was a…

Pits so deep…..

“There is no pit so deep, that God’s love is not deeper still.” -Corrie ten Boom http://tenboom.com/ Please pass along! Mine shaft…..so deep you could lose the Empire State building down the hole. It was during some of my darkest hours that I felt reassured that God was only a prayer away.