Friday, April 11, 2014


I'm painting a new life. 

It started almost 14 years ago when I began to remember the abuse I survived as a child. Since then I've been uncovering truths and redesigning what I want my reality to be.

Painful -- yes. But invigorating too. Not many people get (take) the opportunity to really look at their lives and the choices they make with any effort to understand them. I have had that opportunity.

My therapist once told me be to look for the good that had come from surviving the abuse. That may sound like an odd request, but I knew what she meant as soon as she said it. And I knew the answer almost as quickly. I am not what I would have been. I learned at a very early age to lean on Jesus. He was my companion and friend. It was years later, after recovering the memories, that I recovered His constant presence in my life.

So I'm painting a new life that includes an old friend. The one who paints the sky with stars.

linking up with Five Minute Friday


  1. Oh Melanie, I am so grateful for your perspective. This is truly touching and encouraging.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. They mean so very much :)


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