I was sent this, by a radio talk presenter, who helps many people in their healing journeys. She said it reminded her of me. It was very thoughtful and kind.
It is true…. each month that goes by, I get stronger, wiser and more comfortable in my own skin.
I still have times when the pain arises, the nightmares happen, the triggers occur and knock me off my feet, and I feel such pain, despair and hopelessness. But those times I recover from increasingly quicker and they are occurring less frequently.
This is healing.
This is the process of working through the trauma, the emotions, the grieving. Of finding who I am really am. Of knowing and believing all my virtues, strengths. Of listening less to the voices of the past, and filling my life, with activities, environments and people, that reflect all I find important and good.
I am healing.