Today I watched a beautiful short film on the life of World War II veteran Richard Overton. ✨ Well over a hundred years old, this gem spoke words that resonated with my heart, "If you give up, you're through! You're just doubting yourself...I may give out, but I never give up." ❤️
Perseverance. Grit. I was told that starting your own company is tough and thinking back to the tears I've cried this week, haha, I have to agree. But this is my dream. And though I wrestle with doubts and fears like any human would, I know this is part of the journey. I've chosen this and I'm not giving up.
The statistics say 1 out of every 3 girls will be sexually assaulted by the age of 18. I remember exactly what I did after hearing this heartbreaking number..went to the mall and sat, watching people walk by I counted 1,2,3. As odd as this may seem, in a weird way this calmed me. I knew somehow I wasn't alone in my suffering. This feeling quickly turned to heartbreak again.. so many walking by one another sharing such similar secrets. How badly I wanted to scream; "I Am the 1 in 3!! You aren't alone!!" But I couldn't mumble a word.. just sat in disbelief. The feelings of brokenness , anger, confusion swept over me. Surrounded by people but yet again felt so alone. A shell of a man took away my innocence, my self worth, my confidence, and even my own voice. .
Until Today! .
I've been scared by the world but have found such freedom and beautiful healing in the arms of Christ. I can't stress enough that we NEED to share our experiences no matter how flawed and painful they might be. You're not alone! I no longer have secrets, I have a story!🌹 To Be Continued...