In my research in healing past wounds, I came across the HAVOCA site. They posted a chart titled, From Victim to Survivor to Thriver.
Not too long ago, I was stuck deep in this first column. Now, I have found the glory of many of the third column traits. I smiled as I read through these because at one time, I would have said "BULLSHIT" if you told me I'd ever feel the way I do now.
Nobody did this work for me. It was a gift I had to give me, inspired by me.
I belong here.
This girl has learned to fly.
I feel the need to have my daughter, friends, and family in my life. I still want security. I'll probably never love these stretchmarks, but I appreciate my whole uniqueness. Regardless of the outcome, I'm here to stay :)