Out of 39 million, we hear you. We hear the heart wrenching strains of a familiar survivor song.
We wonder at each story’s climax what might have happened if someone had stepped in – right then.
We wonder how the life of that sweet little girl or that rambunctious boy might have been different had they been told.
I sing the chorus of wonder myself from the sting of my own childhood sexual abuse.
Our stories are many. Answers often few. But to my amazement, God fills. He fills the void of “what ifs” with “what nows.”
I can make a difference now for my child, my friend’s and family’s children. I can join together with others who are speaking up and speaking out. I can speak the words “sexual abuse” without fear because I know that others need to hear it and children need to know that it’s out there and what to do if they meet it.
And my wonder changes from the curiosity of a different past to a feeling of wonderment – seeing people embracing the cause and taking action.
Written by: Christy, a survivor (www.ahearteninglife.com)
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