Friday, January 14, 2011

30 Days of Truth ~ Day Two

Yesterday's post...easy peasy.  I could have come up with a gazillion billion things that I dislike about myself..but today's prompt is a gazillion billion times a little harder.

Day 2: Something you love about yourself.

Ummmm...yeah.  ::whistles while staring up at the ceiling::

When I was a child, I was abused.  Emotionally, mentally, physically and sexually.  I survived.

When I was an infant, just six days old, I was given up for adoption.  I survived.

When I was thirteen months old, I contracted Reye's Syndrome and was in a coma for four days and in the hospital for eight days.  I survived.

On the first day of junior high school, my best friend of six years stopped talking to me.  I survived.

Kids in school taunted and teased me mercilessly.  I survived.

When I was pregnant with Chase, Madelyn (eighteen months old at the time) and I were in a car accident that totaled my car.  I survived.

When I was pregnant with Madelyn, I choked on a sandwich and turned blue.  I survived.

Madelyn's biological father left me when I was three months pregnant because he wasn't ready to be a father.  I survived.

Chase's biological father abused me emotionally and took advantage of my fragile heart.  I survived.

I got the shock of my life on July 11, 2008 when I was found by my natural mother on Myspace.  I survived.

I began experiencing flashbacks of the abuse I suffered at the hands of my afather in August of 2009.  I survived.

I found out that a close relative has a chronic illness that will one day take their life.  I survived.

I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to write this post.  I survived.

I am a survivor.  I love that about myself.


  1. I wish there was a way to click the "you rock" button more than once... :)

  2. Yep, you survived AND you rock! The ability to not only survive but to flourish under circumstances that would crush most, should never be underestimated!

    Rock On!!!

  3. If you survived all that you can survive anything!! Loveya!

  4. Yes, I agree with the others. If you survived all that, you will survive anything ~ and you do indeed rock!!


  5. That is awesome! I can relate to the flashbacks, not a fun thing to go through.

  6. WOW!

    You are an amazing writer AND a survivor AND you rock.

    So there are three things I know for sure... and we just met ;)


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