5 years ago her childhood innocence was stolen from her. She was scared, confused, and in desperate need for help. We sought therapy right away and together we worked through her emotions. Through hard work and determination, time had started the healing process.
Now it is simply a memory for her that no longer defines her life. She will no doubt always remember what had happened to her, but her focus is now on the future. Immersing herself in dancing, my daughter has found peace with her past. She wakes every morning with a smile upon her face and is not afraid to live her life. Her constant laughter is a reminder of how far she has come in her recovery. Once afraid of boys, she now is a typical teenager who dreams of a fancy wedding and kissing the love of her lfie (hopefully I have a few years before this becomes a reality).
I am so very proud of her accomplishments. She has shown strength that is much stronger than mine and I am in awe of her courage daily. This is the very reason that I am proud to have her be part of the survivors event this month. She deserves to be recognized for her bravery! My hope is that by sharing our personal story we will inspire other people who are struggling to talk about their story.