Roe v. Wade reshaped our nation, dividing much of the United States into pro-choice and pro-life camps, while activating grassroots movements on both sides.
Wait. Don’t leave yet, I promise I am not a lawyer : )
Shortly after the United States Supreme Court ruled abortion should be legalized,
As a young child life was not very healthy. My family said I should have never been born. They reminded me often with actions and words such as
I somehow found myself raising my hand in 3rd grade to ask my teacher,
That did not go over well. I was confused by the way I was being treated. Goodtimes.
As a teenage single mom in the early 90’s, as you can imagine – I didn’t have a CLUE, and I didn’t have a whole lot of “family support” or healthy advice.
Looking back, I can recall:
* I didn’t have the best example set for me while I was growing up: (multiple divorces and step parents, drug abuse, alcoholics in my home daily, pornography on TV and the walls of our garage, ongoing abuse of every kind, neglect, bouts of hunger, etc…)
* I lacked the wisdom and resources needed to be a great role model for my little boy, which overwhelmed me… literally every day.
Roe v. Wade may have reshaped our nation back then, I don’t know.
What I do know is my truth: I survived a lot and I am thriving now. I serve an awesome God who is shaping me daily as I trust Him for all I need.
I believe my success is His miracle. I believe my blessing is His generosity.
As I intentionally choose to entrust my life to God daily, He opens doors for me that no man (or past abuse) can shut and He showers me with His extravagant love and favor.
Here I am now with an adult son who is one of the most incredible humans I know; a man who loves God and loves his wife, a college student, an artist, a United States Marine Corps veteran who is married to an amazing young woman making her way through veterinary school while serving in The US Army. I could not be more grateful than I am now.
I am choosing to walk in faith with Jesus Christ who has given me a kind, patient, wonderful husband who prays for me, my recovery and my private clients every single day.
I am a Top 20 Amazon Published Author, I have a rewarding speaking career, healthy interpersonal relationships, and a podcast reaching thousands of people in over 180 countries.
This coming year, I am starting a non-profit organization for survivors living with CPTSD.
I mean…it blows my mind. I find myself sometimes thinking, “really?”
All this for a little girl who was unwanted for most of her life…supposed to be aborted, abused, neglected, given away, traded away for cheap goods and services, abandoned and unloved by her family. My heart sometimes breaks for that little girl who was me… I barely made it some days. BUT GOD.
If I could talk to “Little Athena” right now, I would tell her a lot of things…
First, I would tell her that she is enough… I would make sure she knew her abuse and neglect was never her fault. And I would make sure she knew that she would survive to adulthood and end up reaching the whole wide world with a message of hope and healing. I would talk with her about how to avoid toxic relationships, the importance of being in community with others who have walked through the painful fire of childhood exploitation. I would instill in her the courage to establish and maintain healthy boundaries, how to seek out safe people, make healthy parenting choices, learn ways to connect with God and develop a strong faith. I would tell her all about how she will indeed recover from the sexual abuse and that one day she would learn there is a word for all the things she managed to survive… it is called human trafficking… and I would remind her often that none of it was her fault. I would explain to her how her family of origin was not healthy or functioning properly for multiple generations before she was born. And how this is not something Little Athena could have comprehended, let alone controlled… I would make sure she knew just how loved she is and how much hope there is in the world because of her and her determination to make it through.
I would tell her to dream big dreams… I would buy her ice cream and take her on walks, I would sit with her so she felt less alone. I would do my best to protect her from the people she was entrusted to who did not comprehend the responsibility or privilege of raising a human being. I would then be sure to tell her she would become a great mother someday against all odds. I would promise her that God will make a way where there is no way… and I would hold her hand for as long as I was with her.
Then, I would definitely mention school, business & entrepreneurship, and how she would one day work from home and enjoy helping others.
Over the past 20 years I have made thousands of millions of mistakes, maybe more.
The best part?
Sharing my mistakes and lessons with you: a fellow traveler… a survivor, doer, lover, conqueror, author, advocate, maker, believer, wife, husband, friend, or parent just like me.
A powerful, inspired, amazing human with the capacity to share hope, love greatly and make a huge impact in the life of countless others.
Even if you had dysfunction and poor role models growing up.
Even if you had no role model.
Even if the level of dysfunction you experienced in your life has crippled you for decades.
Does all of that matter to me? Yes it does. However it is completely insignificant at this moment, as it pertains to your highest potential.
(Believe me, if you wanna talk about police activity, drug houses, abuse, near-death-experiences, dysfunction, and family-of-origin-ridiculousness… we could share stories for days.)
You have already taken a big step.
You are here.
Would you like to live your life with faith, joy and purpose?
Otherwise you wouldn’t still be sitting here reading this website right now about how I can support you. Help you. Mentor you.
You have made a conscious choice to break the cycle of whatever dysfunction you’ve lived through and become all the leader God created you to be.
This is where I come in.
This is why I am here.
This is my purpose.
I am passionate about supporting you on your journey toward wholeness.
I can’t wait to add value and help create a difference in your life.
I finally found a way to spend my days this side of heaven helping others become free from the shame & bondage of their past.
I am counting my blessings & giving God the glory for allowing me this privilege. Having you here right now is a privilege.
The person God created you to be.
Oh, by the way, I get it… you might not even be here for you… in fact you may rarely do anything for “you”.
You’re perhaps here for your kids /spouse /family /boss…the list goes on.
I get it.
And I also want you to know – that is more than ok, in fact it is fantastic.
I am so proud of you for being intentional. You have made a good choice today. It is never easy to reach out for support.
A chance at a healthy life and a bright-new-future.
Well done, you.
Again, I am so happy you are here right now …today. I appreciate your support, just by being here. And I can’t wait to connect with you; intentionally adding value to your precious life.
P.S….I especially love to work with human trafficking survivors and adult survivors of narcissistic parents.
If you are not a survivor of childhood trauma, I am confident my resources will encourage you. You will not be turned away if you are not a trauma survivor.
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You deserve to heal.
P.P.S…. here are some more photos of my son and I below
As I mentioned earlier, if you are not a survivor of human trafficking or other childhood trauma I am confident my resources will encourage you. You will never be turned away if you are not a survivor. I look forward to connecting further.