A Comforting Letter to Myself
I wrote a letter to the scared little girl that was inside of me when I suffered abuse.
I just wanted to tell you that you don't have to hide anymore. I told on him. It's no longer a secret. He can't hurt you again. You are safe. You can come out now. I will protect you with my life. I will love you no matter what. It wasn't your fault. You were just a little girl. He had no right to violate you in that way.
Let me hold your hand and together we can take a walk so you can look around. I promise, you will see that all of the bad things have gone away. You can go and live freely without all of the shame and guilt. I have freed you. It's okay, you can trust me. I know the last time you trusted someone they hurt you. But, I will never hurt you.
You are me and I am you. You have evolved into a beautiful and powerful woman. Take a look in the mirror so you can see. We have survived.