I came across this article about a 79 year old woman who has published her memoir about child sexual abuse. She said she wrote it to help others. I am glad she has done this. When one person writes her story, it helps all of us. That is the way I feel about my own book. I hope it helps others and brings hope to people.
The article says that the author wrote the book to "show others that they can get over childhood abuse" (This is a quote from the article itself, not in quotes from the author.) As for me, I am not sure I can ever "get over it." In fact those words are triggers for me. Get over it?!?!?! That is what people usually say that do not understand what we survivors go through. I have heard this over and over - "Why can't you just get over it?"
I remember Dr. Phil saying on his show once, that people with deep pain from abuse or other trauma will hopefully get to the point when we can put our pain on the top shelf in our closet and not think of it day after day after day; maybe just take it out once in a while when we need to deal with it and then put it back on the shelf. That is where I hope to be someday. But get over it?
I guess I should not forget about grace. With God all things are possible. Right? Complete healing is always possible.
We can hope.