In the wee bits of down time I can carve out of normal life (‘wee’ being the key word) I have been trying to check out the writings of other 31 Day-ers. The following posts share a common theme of vulnerability (and good writing!). They’re worth your peak. 🙂
::: the following are all links…so click, click, click away! :::
“The first thing that is worth mentioning about childhood sexual abuse is that it is largely hidden. You can’t tell by looking at someone that this has been their experience. No-one looking at my life as a child would have suspected that this was the case for me. Indeed, no-one did.” Please don’t miss this series!
Meaghan is writing through the death of her infant daughter Charlotte, offering encouragement and solidarity to anyone who has lost a child before or after birth. She also writes to those of us who have not lost a child, offering insight into ways we can be of comfort and help. Her words are very healing.
Anita Ojeda (with her daughter) is sharing a gripping, poignant story of an eating disorder, depression, and anxiety. I am most startled by the genuine nature of their mother-daughter friendship, and the honest way Anita describes her own mother-heart.
“The thought of living like this day after day was unbearable. I had prayed and begged for healing. I knew God was there – He was the only thing holding me here…”
“The lesson here is this: It’s okay to feel the pain of loss, it’s okay and necessary to drive our disappointments, it opens the doorway for comfort and hope to come.”
“He allowed her to give, to minister an act of faith and worship…she was not invisible as a widowed woman, he saw her strong heart.”
This post is part of Survivor Songs, a 31-Day series. A full list of posts is found here.