I am known as a wife, mother, sister, and friend.

However, I am mostly unknown.

Inside, I am so much more.

I have been defined by loss, and by abuse, and betrayal from those I loved. Those who, at the time, knew parts of me better than I knew myself.

They knew I would remain silent, broken, and so easily their prey.

But not one of us knew how strong I really am. Maybe they did and it scared them. I am not sure.

This blog is my coming into my own. Embracing my own existence and voice. This is me without the fear to exist too.

I am a human being who loves and dreams and has her own thoughts and feelings that are not theirs. They belong to me.

This is me coming out of the darkness. Not just peeking from behind a cracked door.

I am opening the door . . .

You can read her life story on the post, An Untold Life.


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    1. For some reason this went to my Spam folder and I just discovered it.

      I want to thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and for being gracious enough to state “no pressure.” While I am honored, I must decline. But I did want to thank you for your kindness!

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  1. I just started opening the door to all this. I have been in group therapy for the last 12 weeks and it has just ended. It is so difficult to open that door and now that I started to, therapy ended. The one great thing I found through talking to other people who have been sexually abused is that I feel normal. I have felt broken for so long but all the experiences I have gone through other women have as well.

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    1. Yes it is both amazing and sad how similar our stories can be, or should I say the effects it leaves behind! I am sorry for what happened to you! Thank you for having the courage to comment. I hope you can find some healing in being able to write.


      1. Yes, it does leave horrible effects and as adults we have to sort through and try to understand and cope. I have found it difficult to write my story but after finding your blog, I feel like I can do this and maybe it will encourage others to write as well. There is definitely some healing that happens after you tell your story. I felt that way after I revealed my story in therapy.

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        1. Thank you for sharing this with me. Yes, I have to tell you, several amazing things happened in my life just from starting this blog, telling my story (with a great deal of fear and anxiety), and from opening up my heart. And the fact that it has encouraged you, makes it worth it. I wish for you love and peace in your life!


    1. Yes, for some reason poetry does seem to express feelings in a deeper and more honest way. Thank you for your kind words. I am glad my poetry speaks to you, but I am sorry that you have experienced abuse as well. It is nice to meet you Annie!

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  2. Hi there! Lynn from Lynz Real Cooking sent me your way. I am so sad for everything you have been through. Despite the horror of what you experienced, you write with such grace and mindfulness. I look forward to reading more about your journey and healing. I wish you all the best! ~Jean

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    1. Your words have touched me! This blog and my writing are bitter sweet. It is a pleasure to meet you. And Lyn’s post was a very kind gesture. She is a blessing and an inspiration! Thank you for taking the time to read and for your thoughtful words!

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I am SO proud you opened your door and walked right on out!! We have a lot in common with people and family who have hurt us. But always remember that this is your LIFE. So keep writing your journey and will find many blessings and strength along the way! XOXO … Stop by my other WP Book Promo Blog anytime! https://anauthorandwriterinprogress.wordpress.com

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    Author & Columnist, Catherine Lyon 🙂

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