My Mending Wall


As I was growing up in a home where I was physically, emotionally, and sexually abused, where the adults were addicted to substances such as alcohol or drugs, where chaos thrived, I lived in denial.  Even when I knew in my mind and in my heart that something was amiss, but wasn’t sure what;  that my life was unmanageable, but wasn’t sure why;  that one day I would be free but wasn’t sure when, I lived in denial.  Even when I had an unrelenting hope that one day, my life would be different, I wouldn’t ever again have to suffer these atrocities, and the hurt would suddenly disappear when I was gone, I lived in denial.

“Hope is the denial of reality.”

                      ~Margaret Weis

My denial was an unconscious process.   At first, I recognized inappropriate…

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  1. Thinking of you. I love your thoughts and hope all is well…looking forward to other posts! Blessings! Diane

    • Thanks Diane,

      We have been busy buying a new house and finding new jobs… not in that order! We are moving near the beach to a slower paced life. We live in Northern VA now, and it’s just much too much! I am getting back to blogging. I have a lot to catch up on with your blog!

      Much Love,

  2. Sweet you,

    I’ve an award for you, for the person who you are and the things you share with the world

    Thank you for that..

    Namasté, Summer


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