A Comment from my Sister. (I am thankful and amazed) by Charlotte Hunt
(In response to C. Turner’s post today)
Now that’s what I’m talking about——-C. Turner’s story is what I wanted to say-because I do not want, nor enjoy dwelling on the past, the mistake, the hurts, of who did what to me, etc. I was in pain! Yes, abuse happened, but thank GOD I’m still here. Share, teach, etc with those who will listen; who can forgive themselves and forgive others. Be thankful and grateful there is a God, he sacrificed himself for us-take his gift. Praise Jesus for his grace because it is HE who has helped me thru my ongoing journey with the shame of abuse for what was done to me and what I did to others.
I thank God for you, my sister for helping me to realize: “I was not abused because of “who I was,” the abuse was done “to me” –and they have no power over me, nor my choices in life and I will not let my past decide my future any longer- I embrace it I AM FREE!
I know it can be hard to let go of that pain, the shame, the insult and hurt to know that folks who are supposed to love and protect you would do something so low down and dirty to a child–, but we must give that painful past to Jesus, and I finally learned that at the age of 53 which was only last year when I heard my sister, Charlotte’s testimony (which was a miracle to me to be able to hear it, because it was God who put it in my heart to say “Charlotte, let’s go to church”) I accepted that fact. I do not want to live the rest of the years God will allow me to be here on Earth with my friends and family in depression, or anger-NO MORE WILL I LIVE LIKE THAT.
As for me, I will serve Jesus, and give back and spread love and joy. The poem I sent to you shows proof how great Jesus is, how much he loves me and I hold on to that-and not my past. Now Charlotte there you go, I did not plan on preaching and I feel my body reacting to what I wrote because I am passionate about this. I really enjoyed reading C. Turner’s story on your blog and I agree totally with her views and can add nothing more to it.