Today will begin a series of letters I wish I could have written in the past, letters that I wish I could send even now, words I have hidden and emotions I have protected. Only through personal strength and the ability and hope to move forward are these words being written finally after so many years. There are many people I would like to write to. Many who have emotionally bruised me over the years and many who have played a significant part in my healing. It’s not all bad of course.
The people I will write to are:
- My high school teachers
- Father (abuser)
- The ‘friends’ who deserted me
- My brother in-law
- My father’s family
- David (husband)
All had some effect in my state of mind during the abuse. Some were very positive but unfortunately hope and faith was rarely on my side. I hope these letters aid to my closure.
Dear Mum follows later.
Let the journey begin.