The tears I’ve shed over the past week have drained my body completely dry. I have no more left. And last night… all I could do is toss and turn. Sleeping was out of the question! We prepare ourselves for things that may happen, if we have the opportunity to get prepared. But when the rug is yanked out from under you with ZERO notice, it is hard to brace yourself for the fall. And what is even worse than that is when a mother has to stand back and watch her sweet, innocent, beautiful daughter take that fall… well I’m sorry to say that it takes every bit of strength you have not to fall apart.
I am not usually one to post negative blog posts or Facebook statuses because I feel that it is tacky. But I am sure, if you follow me on Facebook, that you’ve seen people posting on my wall about how they are praying for me and the family. So I wanted to address the situation before people start talking… like they always do.
I am not ready to share details just yet, because we are not 100% certain how far we plan to pursue action (and you can bet your rear end that we will). But because I do share so much of my life with you here on the blog, I will share with you that my twelve year old daughter has fallen victim to the very authority figures whom she trusted to protect her, and all I can do as her mother is sit back and watch the traumatic events unfold. Our prayer is that this will be over soon, and my daughter will be able to resume her life as usual… at least as much as possible. I’m sure that we will be looking at many sleepless nights and many months of therapy when this is all over, but we are strong! And this will pass! This will not define who she is as a person! I vow to that!
So thank you! Thank you to those of you who have reached out and offered your prayers and support. You have no idea what it means to us to know that we have such an amazing support system! I know without a shadow of a doubt that I am blessed with the best family and friends that a girl could possibly imagine!
One of my dear friends sent me this Bible verse that I will leave you with because it comforts me! This friend is a high school student who is much wiser than her years, and when she sent this to me, my eyes were opened! I know that this will pass, and that we will walk away from this with our heads held high and proud that we handled things in a way that makes God proud! Thank you Elizabeth!
“He won’t brush aside the bruised and the hurt and he won’t disregard the small and insignificant, but he’ll steadily and firmly set things right.” Isaiah 42:3
And a photo because this is a photographer’s blog!I promise to catch up on the 52 Weeks of Comp posts soon. I’ve taken them… but the blog has gotten neglected.