Since my last post I’ve received an ample amount of messages from both females and males. They’ve all encouraged me to keep writing, in some way they’ve commented positive thoughts on my character and they’ve thanked me for my courage. I didn’t expect to hear from men but they too thanked me for my post and told me about all the women they’re going to pass my writing on to. Some of my friends who didn’t quite understand how I felt before and after the abortion contacted me to say my words brought them to tears and to thank me for providing new insight. Words really are powerful and I think I’m slowly starting to realize just how powerful mine are.
One message stood out and I saved it. I don’t ever remember feeling so touched to the point of tears by someone’s words. Maybe it’s overwhelming (in a good way) for me because after years of experiencing different forms of abuse I’ve learned to silence myself. Sometimes I feel as though I shouldn’t speak and what I have to say isn’t worthy. This past weekend has shown me just how important it is for me to let those feelings go. Sometimes I’m torn between knowing exactly what and how much I’m worth and what other people tried to tell me I’m only good for.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to anyone who called or messaged me. You took time out of your day to tell me I’ve helped you but it goes both ways.