A Girl Like Me!

I went to visit my mother a few weekends ago to check up on her and to just hang out.  A few minutes into the visit, my father handed me an old passport and my kindergarten report card from overseas.  Excitement began to fall upon me. I opened the passport and saw this innocent child. I asked my mother how old was I when I took the picture. She stated I was four years of age.

Immediately, I saw the last time I was free. Free from the care of this world. Free to dream, and free to just be. It was also the last time I would be that innocent little girl. A year later I would suffer my first traumatic experience...Molestation! It brought tears to my eyes. I tried to hide what I was feeling and quickly wiped them away so I would not upset my mother. I reached over and read my report card. Again, I could see how I began to struggle with what happened to me because it was apparent due to the comments left behind.

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BrooklynLatina923's picture

For sharing your story. It's like reading my life story....but, I was 9 when my innocence was taken from me. I've forgiven and moved on. I didn't try to take my life...well, not in the way one would think. I just stopped living and move on in life excepting all that came my way. Bad and unfortunate mishaps because I felt this was how my life was supposed to be. I didn't care. I didn't expect anything good. Until I ended up in prison and was introduced to a saving God. Jesus Christ, He spared my life on June 1992. I can't lie I have moments that I wish things would be different like I didn't have HIV. But, I do have HIV and it is what it is. When I feel some kind of way I pray and ask God to help me deal with my feelings and thoughts and before I realize it I'm feeling good and move onwards with my life. Take care and continue to make a difference and live life. Best, J

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BrooklynLatina923's picture

For sharing your story. It's like reading my life story....but, I was 9 when my innocence was taken from me. I've forgiven and moved on. I didn't try to take my life...well, not in the way one would think. I just stopped living and move on in life excepting all that came my way. Bad and unfortunate mishaps because I felt this was how my life was supposed to be. I didn't care. I didn't expect anything good. Until I ended up in prison and was introduced to a saving God. Jesus Christ, He spared my life on June 1992. I can't lie I have moments that I wish things would be different like I didn't have HIV. But, I do have HIV and it is what it is. When I feel some kind of way I pray and ask God to help me deal with my feelings and thoughts and before I realize it I'm feeling good and move onwards with my life. Take care and continue to make a difference and live life. Best, J

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