I am a survivor.
I survived childhood trauma, dealt with it and moved on. -Taught me how to be a better parent for my kids.
I survived life with a mentally ill parent. -Taught me the importance of trusting God for who would father my own children.
I survived nearly dying from alcohol poisoning. -Taught me I got a second chance, life is a precious gift, and there are reasons to limit alcohol in-take.
I survived emotional, physical and yes– mental– abuse in my first marriage. -Taught me to appreciate those who treat me as God wants them to treat me.
I survived divorce. -I learned to pay attention to details about who I married next.
I survived date-rape. -I learned to not be so trusting, and eventually how to forgive someone who did something so horrible to me.
I survived remaking my life choices. -I am a better person today.
I survived Basic Military Training– which for some was no problem, but for myself triggered many raw childhood emotional scars. -Taught me I could do whatever tough thing I set my mind to.
I survived moving to another country all by myself. -Taught me I am capable of adapting to new environments and situations.
I survived being deployed to the Middle East with bomb threats, violent threats towards me from a local man– as the only woman in charge of men who hated me because of my gender and my Christian faith. -I am stronger and more resilient than I even know.
I survived and overcame PTSD. -I can do ALL things through Christ Jesus Who is my strength.
I survived being laughed at because of my gender as I applied for a job I was qualified to do. -I learned to dust myself off and find a job where I was treated with respect.
I’ve survived unfair and inaccurate slander about me and to my face. -Taught me how to know who I can trust.
I’ve survived unforgiveness for mistakes I tried to make up for with relatives. -Taught me to forgive and do my best to make better decisions, not just out of wanting to help.
I’ve survived unfair judgement. -Taught me people may never be fair, but God’s Judgement is always fair.
I survived being fat-shamed. -I can hold my head up even amongst the small-minded.
I survived anorexia. -Taught me I’m not attached to any label– anorexia no longer “owns” me.
I survived losing loved ones to tragic or natural causes. -Taught me that relationships are more valuable than I often realize.
I’m a survivor of Mt. St. Helens. -Taught me about a volcano near where I lived, and what it’s capable of doing when it erupts.
I survived an attack from a “domesticated” mountain lion– have the scars in my scalp to prove it. -Taught me never to trust dangerous wildlife at any age as a pet.
I survived natural childbirth without any drugs– 3 times. -Taught me how to push through and embrace pain, rather than cringe and try to hide from it. Pain actually serves an important purpose.
I survived emergency gall-bladder removal surgery. -Taught me I didn’t need to rely on drugs for pain so I could again nurse. I valued being able to nurse my baby afterwards even more.
I’ve survived several deployments without my husband, while living in a foreign country far away from family. -Each has taught me I can be self-sufficient when necessary, the importance of schedules for my kids, and how much I value my husband being home with us.
As a survivor of so many things, I in turn have sought to help others as I would have wanted help from someone.
I’ve helped 2 guys violently threatening their own lives with knives, one cost me a hospital visit and stitches in my hand.
I’ve counseled many people, and helped those who wanted help, over the past 3 decades, to find their inner strength– GOD– and turn their focus to surviving and thriving, and to walk away from self-destructive behaviors and thoughts.
I no longer see young survivors that seek truth and the betterment of society. That concerns me deeply.
What’s the deal with all these people who are having a meltdown over a Presidential election?
I survived 8 years of Obama blowing off and ignoring everything that seriously concerned me, and I didn’t have an emotional meltdown. I did, however, have a personal time of mourning the future deaths of so many human babies. I have kept my eyes open and myself informed of important things. I have given voice to concerns and passed on information I believe is important for others to be aware of.
I’ve been a part of the healthy vein of our Nation.
The in-Dems-pocket media force has our young adult generation so afraid, and believing outrageous lies like anyone not with the Dems is for racism, or whatever the current slanderous word-of-the-day is injected into their malleable minds. There are actual outside forces doing everything possible to stoke and stir-up emotions and irrational actions– some are even paid professionals. That’s been proven.
If these are our Nation’s future leaders, our country is in trouble. These aren’t survivors. These have been programmed and controlled as puppets of a monster political organization that does not care about them in the least, to have a “victim” mentality. Where is their discernment?
I used to also be a controlled-programmed “victim-mentality” puppet of the Dems. Until I woke up.
I hope they all wake up before it’s too late.
I wish they could see they are being played.