Letters to my Mother: a survivor's story

Letters to my Mother: a survivor's story

by Mary Ruth Borg
     
 

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I knew I liked to write when I was a teenager, locking myself in my room. I was angry, frustrated and needed a positive outlet.  I was tired of breaking things. I was sad having to pick up pieces of my little treasures.  So I picked up a pencil  to write about how I felt and why I was being self-destructive.  I was determined to find a way to

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I knew I liked to write when I was a teenager, locking myself in my room. I was angry, frustrated and needed a positive outlet.  I was tired of breaking things. I was sad having to pick up pieces of my little treasures.  So I picked up a pencil  to write about how I felt and why I was being self-destructive.  I was determined to find a way to diffuse the confusion in my head. Taught very early to pray, I'd put my prayers on paper.  Seeing something written brought me back into reality. I had a reference point.  Something I could read over and over to remind myself who I was and that I would be okay.

This is my story of survival.  My journey from the traumatic experience of being molested countless times by my step-father while living within the strict religious practices of Jehovah's Witnesses to my healing process with Parents United.  I thought my life of confusion, mistrust and low self-esteem could never change.  As I got older, I attracted more dysfunction in my choices.  I didn't know I could change that.  I didn’t know any better.  I became afraid for my children.  I thought I was crazy and didn't have good parenting skills.  After years of therapy, I learned to have control over my life and how to take the power back that I kept giving away.  I am no longer a victim.  It has been a long and twisty road.  Today, I am proud to be happy, healthy and productive in my world.  I am proud to be a survivor!  I hope to inspire others and give them hope that the craziness in their heads can go away.  I want to keep talking about this until the cycle is broken and all children are safe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781467872195
Publisher:
AuthorHouse
Publication date:
10/27/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
392
File size:
500 KB

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