Category Archives: Survivor Ramblings

These posts are my free ramblings as I progress through more healing. They will make sense to other survivors, but aren’t so instructive for those who help.

At the Water’s Edge

***Trigger warning!  Not an encouraging post.  My truth.  Not for those whose feet are not on solid ground today. Sunday, I made a trip to the ocean.  I needed to go and sit long in the sun and the warmth. … Continue reading

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On Burning Bridges

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I have this weird love for bridges. It’s not about the beauty or the stucture, really, but more about them being good places to hide – to go and sit beneath near the water where one cannot be easily found … Continue reading

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The Longest Night

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Nineteen years ago I sat on the shores of this beautiful place while the fairytale I had written started unraveling and torrents of pain and destruction rushed through my beautiful life, destroying everything I thought I had. Nineteen years. That’s … Continue reading

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Advent Revisited

This is a re-posting of my thoughts on Advent from last year. As I’ve reflected on these words from last year, I have found myself with new thoughts to share with you about how the holidays can affect survivors and … Continue reading

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Dear Prisoner of Hope

Today my words are to my sisters who know intimately these chains that bind us long after “rescue” – to those who, like me, struggle quietly just to live another day in the midst of the heroic anti-trafficking frenzy. Recently … Continue reading

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Song of the Ruthless

<Trigger warning. Plus, this one won't make sense, so don't even try. Jesus, I'm laying these shreds of my heart at your feet for healing tonight. Would you still the song of the ruthless today? Today would be good. ____________________________________________________________ … Continue reading

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Raising Lazarus – Part 1

It’s Easter week. And shortly after Easter, a date will roll around on the calendar that will mark the 2 year anniversary of this place of death I have been living in. In two years’ time, I have seen more … Continue reading

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