I haven't blogged in too long and now it is the middle of April. This morning it occured to me that I am off base with what this blog is truly for. It's obvious by looking at the title it covers a wide range of problems, Weak2Strong covers pretty much all of life. I have centered most of my blogs with God because I feel God is at the center of my life. When reading over some of these posts I agree with most of what I type, but in some I sound a bit Preachy. I feel that I need to correct this because when writing this blog I don't want it to sound religious or preachy. I want to be there for everyone no matter the differences, whether those differences are spiritually or in any other aspect of life. I am not a religious person, I do not wish to describe myself as Christian, Protestant, Baptist, Catholic, or any other name of religion because I can't fit myself in any of them. What I will tell you is that I have a RELATIONSHIP with God, he has saved me and made me anew, has freed me from the chains that once held me down, and that God made me who I am today. As a child who was abused emotionally and physically by her father it is very dear and close to my heart that this month is Child Abuse Awareness Month. I have felt the fear as a child to be scared to speak up, to be afraid of someone who is supposed to love you, and the pain of having to hold it all in. As a woman and mother today who has put it behind me, my heart aches even more for the children who still live this nightmare. It is still a problem and it needs as much awareness as everyone can give it. The thought that anything or anyone would hurt my little boy is one that breaks me as a person. I think that this issue rests on each and every one of us as parents to not only be there for our children and be the voice that guides them, but to also make sure that we have two ears to listen and HEAR them. Also that we are all once more on this journey of life together and to report if any child is hurt or abused so that we can put a stop to Child Abuse. This blog is here to show you my struggle and some others to lift you up, to keep you realizing that your human and that no matter what things can get better. That when your low on hope, I can post a kind quote, post a nice picture, or to share a few words to show you the full glass. And it doesn't matter whether you pray to a different God, whether you disagree completely with every word I write down, I just feel that maybe someday I might write exactly what someone needs. Or that my words can be relatable to someone else and carry them through. I don't always close the entry with a prayer, but today this topic makes my heart heavy and I feel it calls for one so I ask you to all join me if you want to.
Please help the children, or anyone who feels victimized or abused to not be silent, give them a voice and the courage to speak up and keep them safe. Help them as they heal from what has happened to them and help them to know that they are loved and that you can take their fear and pain away. Help the families that have loved ones who have hurt by abuse and carry them through under your wings.
In Jesus name I pray,