I am excited to have Karen from Finding The Grace Within sharing her heart in this space. I first met Karen a couple of years back (maybe longer) while writing for the Five Minute Friday prompts. I’ve followed her journey of healing and have been amazed at her strength, which all points to what God has done in her life. I know you will be blessed by her honesty as she shares about living with PTSD.
My entire life, up to this point, I have always thought deep within that “this is the way that I am, this is the way that I have always been, and this is the way that I will always be.”
For the first time in my life, I can actually say, “this is why I am the way that I am”, “this is not how it’s always going to be”, and the most important part? – “this is not my fault”.
I am a victim of child sexual abuse! The first part of healing is admitting what happened to you as real and true. You cannot heal from something you do not accept has happened to you.