Thursday, June 28, 2012

Obscure 10 yr milestone

This week has marked 10 years of victory for me. As most days, it came and went with little to no notice, except by me. I had braced myself for my morbid anniversary, aware that 10 years is quite a milestone and ready for a possible emotional day. Alas, it passed like every day in the last 9-9.5 years... uneventful. My mind was on that day, though. The day I was attacked and I became a victim and a statistic. That same day I also became a victor. I didn't shrink back in fear and shame. I pulled back the violent shroud from this event and did all I could to ensure my attacker was caught and incarcerated. While I had healing to do, and the scar may fade a bit, it's ever present in my mind. I take a little comfort in knowing that I don't look or act the part of the victim, but that takes work still. I give all the credit of my victory to God. He was with me, comforting my soul while my body was victimized. In that way, I was able to keep my "self" in check. My soul, my spirit, was safe... my body, merely a shell that will parish in the end. Thank you, Jesus, for the last 10 years and all the changes. Healing, marriage to Jon, Adin, Kera, Miya... so MANY blessings. Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.

1 comment:

  1. Hayley, you are a hero to me! I admire your strength and your dependence on God. You should volunteer to be a counselor to women who have gone through what you have gone through. The LORD could you use to lead many, many women to Jesus. Love you!!!



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