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.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Ode to the Momma Heroes

“You’re a hero,” said the reporter.

“No, I just did what my instincts told me to do,” said the mom.

What did the mom do? When she heard the “freight train” coming, she wrapped her two children in a blanket and lay on top of them just before a tornado leveled their home, and as she saw debris flying toward them, she readjusted her body to absorb the blows of flying bricks and furniture. She lost one leg below the knee and her foot on her remaining leg. Her children? They walked away without a scratch.

The reporter continued to insist that she is a hero. The mother continued to deny it. She just did what any mother would do.

I sat in front of the TV screen and pondered. Would I have done that too? I pictured the faces of my kids. Tears pooled in my eyes. Yeah, I would. I know I would.

A mother’s instinct to protect her babies—it’s a beautiful thing.

I spoke to a group of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) this week about protecting their children from sexual abuse. They were eager to hear what I had to say. I am encouraged that these mommas are now aware of the “freight train” (sexual abuse) and will not hide under the comforters of silence and ignorance. They now understand how to wrap their children in blankets of knowledge and awareness, and will cover their children with their wisdom and love.

Will their children walk through this life without ever receiving scratch? I don’t know. But these mothers will follow their instincts to protect their babies, and I will call them heroes.

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  1. Very inspiring! Love the word picture paralells! When I hear about tornadoes, I will remember that brave mom...and all the brave moms out there!

  2. It takes courage to protect our kids from sexual abuse, but we can do it!


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