"Sometimes I wish I could have healed sooner. I think of all the years I lost. Yet, I know the years have made me who I am today, and I love who I am."
Time stopped as I savored her words. She had lived beyond a half century, many of those years filled with pain--pain that began with childhood sexual abuse and continued on for several decades until she exposed the secret, cried the tears, and welcomed the healing. I felt privileged to hear her words. To see her smiling face. To feel her peace. To celebrate her victory.
It's never too late to begin the healing process from childhood sexual abuse. It's never too early to fall in love with the person God created you to be. Long ago someone made a choice to take away your innocence, but today that someone can't touch your freedom to heal.