The e-mail I got from Sharon Jaynes, today, got me seriously thinking. Another woman got me seriously thinking as well--Marilyn Williams, she had been featured on today's "Focus on the Family" broadcast on Family Life Radio.
The scars I have gotten through the years, the obvious ones: the one on my right index finger, towards the rest of my hand where a glass tumbler shattered in my hand as I was washing it; the one down the middle of chest reminding me of the open-heart surgery I had, 26 years ago, this past March, to repair a birth defect. Then, those hidden ones, not physical scars, the emotional/ mental scars, that hurt to this day. Marilyn brought some of those up for me, with part 1 of her testimony. She endured many decades of incest, sexual abuse from many male family members. I had endured much less, but nevertheless, damaging abuse from, first a neighborhood boy, and later, a male cousin. A huge portion of my childhood I simply don't remember; that, maybe from other abuse--I don't know.
Here is the address of the Sharon's e-mail (I'm so sorry, the 'link' doesn't seem to function!!) http://wm51.inbox.com/index.aspx?_em=57oyF1Zm_F4jJ7IxDmjqXzSAZzI2suldegJWvkwju_CDrspwOgiwf2RC0chdEtl1npTbDB3ahLu8vhz1H1z-2#m_em
For "Focus on the Family"-- http://www.focusonthefamily.com/radio.aspx