It took me 25 years to start the journey to reclaim my life. But, I have been in the process for more than 20 years. The trauma, physical, and sexual abuse of my childhood, no longer run my life.
I no longer think of the fog as a better place than the black hole. I now can raise my head out of the fog. I spent most of my life in overwhelming depression and self hatred. It is no longer my way of life. I have begun being able to expereince how I felt when it happened, which is necessary if I am to feel my emotions today.
I look forward to the day that I can just love my grandchildren, instead of just playing the role of grandfather.
We all have different stories, but we all are the same. This is a safe place.