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. 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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