"I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am a friend. I am a teacher. These labels describe my life. But one label I never wanted placed on me was to be called a victim. It happened faster than I could even catch my breath. As I sat there on that November night, I saw my whole world be taken away from me by one word. It is not an easy word to digest. It had been stuck at the top of my throat from many years before I uttered it out to my parents, friends, and loved ones.
I am a victim. I was raped by my ex boyfriend two years after we dated. Though the horror is still fresh in my mind, I won’t go into too much detail. However I knew that God was on my side after I was woken by a heavy rainstorm that cold night. It was like He was telling me that my life would be filled with much promise. Promises that only He can could keep.
Since this tragic event, I have been recovering through therapy, strengthened my relationship with God, and battled through depression. This year a couple of days before the fifth year passing to this tragic event, I was on Facebook when I saw an ad for The Do Good Shop. But what caught my eye was their “YOU are enough!” t-shirt. I clicked in the ad which led me to their website, and I was blessed immediately to remember this sweet truth. I am enough! So are you! Do not lose hope because you never know who is going to need to hear your story.”
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