Prayers by D. White

Cup Half Full: Molested as a Minor

36. Support

God, has anyone ever tried a support group for people who have been molested before? Is it difficult to have the courage to come forward and own up to the abuse I may have experienced yesterday or fifty years ago? What will people think? How will they judge me? I cannot take something back that is shared, whether it be about being abused, or the truth of being abused. What happened to me hurt, but it has no power over me. I choose to own my life, and own my things, and own my decisions. I am not owned by my things, my memories of someone doing bad things to me, or decisions I made. That is why I can give what I want; I can keep what I want. That is why I can be a part of a support group and still be able to be separate enough to know when not to listen, and when not to speak, and when someone is overstepping my boundaries. God, give me help in finding my boundaries. Give me help in knowing that if I share, that most people with my same problem are thinking about their life, and probably not going to remember that much, anyway.

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