Lilly, I just want to say thank you from the depths of my heart for your blog. It’s so refreshing to read what you’ve learned and think “OMG… She knows my heart. She gets me. She feels the same thing. She understands.” And thank you for educating us all on what you’re learning on your journey to healing.
Many times I’ve read something and realized “so that’s why I do this” or “that’s why I struggle with that” or “so that’s what it’s called!” It isn’t just me!” And my favorite was when I realized I’m not abnormal. I just happened to survive an abnormal situation which changed me and made me look at life and think different than people who haven’t had to survive a trauma… Wanting to survive is normal so we find ways to cope. A normal response-wanting to survive- to abnormal situations-trauma- which cause life long damage because we are learning to do things in abnormal situations that in normal situations we’d learn to differently.
Now I’m trying to unravel, untwist, untangle, unwind, and undo years of damage. I don’t know you but the way you say what think and feel to help others in a way that is truthful, sincere, non judgmental but with wise discernment, and wanting to educate, encourage, and help others heal… I love that about you.
Thank you for being so authentic. I just wanted to say thank you and to encourage you to keep at it! You’re helping so many people, making such a difference in the lives of others who’ve been broken. You’ve really made a difference in my life.