come into my closet, come under my bed, where you'll find me hiding,
the fear in my head.

abuse in the past, now, where do i start, making my future,
healing my heart.

crushed, and broken, falling fast-
needing comfort, make it last.

Monday, July 13, 2009

July Blog Carnival


I am excited to have been invited by Marj aka Thriver
to host this months Blog Carnival.

deadline for submissions is this

Wednesday night July 15, 2009
....or at least by Thursday before I wake up. ♥

The Carnival will be posted Friday July 17th. I will be out of town ALOT until August 12th...I will check in as I can, and hope that you enjoy lingering here and with new friends through the Blog Carnival until I return.

The THEME for this carnival is


I have come to realize that healing is a choice.
We have the freedom to move into a better future and to not give even one more moment of our lives to our abusers. We are free from them and have power over our past as we realize that healing is freedom....possible, available....healing is worth fighting for.

The pain of our abuse, neglect, even addictions is WAR,
and we are fighting for our healing, for our future.

Every day, every word your speak, write,
share boldly stands up to say
we wont take it anymore.

Don't Give One More Moment
of YOUR life to them.
Freedom to Heal

Use this link to go directly
to the BC submission form:

I am looking forward to your submissions
and for the growth that will come
as we linger together in healing power.


Marj aka Thriver said...

Looks perfect! I'll get some links up to this post.

Rhonda said...

I simply cannot wait to read all the submissions!!

Colleen said...

Thanks for hosting!!

Shadow said...

upon your suggestions, i've submitted the poem, don't know if i'm still in time???

Just Be Real said...

Dear one, thanks for the invite to the Carnival. I may have to skip this time, as I am just going through something right now. Also, I think it is too late to submit. Blessings and hugs to you dear!

Mama Zen said...

Yikes, I missed the deadline. I can't wait to read the other submissions!

who I was, who I am, who I plan to be...

i am trying to heal from severe childhood sexual, emotional,
physical, and mental abuse; and abandonment.

this is my story.

i have good and bad days, and some days the odds seem insurmountable.
i cling to the hope that healing will come to mend the shatter pieces of my heart, mind and body.

mile 191, well, you will understand as you read along.
mile 191, portions of my past have a link on the top right.
mile 191, bottoms up. hears to you and to me.

please, if you know me, just let me know you found me. i need honesty. (and please do not use personal names)
if you want to follow my story, please try to heal with me.
if you want to share with me, please do.
i will post bits of my pain as i can, and leave it here.
i once thought that i would publish...i haven't had the courage.

this is my closet, you are welcome to come in.
just know this is my refuge, healing takes place here,
maybe it will be a refuge to you too.

Quotes from Suvivors United - Standing Strong Together Against Abuse

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
Eleanor Roosevelt

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
Helen Keller

Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington

When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard, ' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'
Sydney Harris

Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans

Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thanks CORNUT32! ♥

What a sweet award....and thanks for creating something so wonderful that can be passed along to bloggers who are indeed making a difference by sharing their lives.

I invite all my faithful and dear blogger friends to take this award. You indeed have made a difference in my life.

Thank you so much for being with me on my journey to heal....mile 191