I lost control of everything and almost lost the one thing that I value the most today.
I realize the beauty in my life that I never saw before.
Something bad has happened to you. It could have been an accident, abuse, an illness, a violent crime or something else. It's over, the "incident" has passed. But if and how well you move forward all depends on your reaction and your attitude. Will you be a victim? Or will you be a survivor? First, … Continue reading Are You a Victim or a Survivor?
I always thought I led a normal life. I never felt sorry for myself. People would look at me with furrowed brows and tell me "you've been through so much." I'd never really thought of it as "so much" though it often felt like quite a lot. I always pushed through, kept plugging along, made … Continue reading #WeAllHaveAStory: Melanie’s Story
The year of 2014 brought many new things into my life. 2014 was the year that I launched Defying Shadows. 2014 was the year that I went back to school. 2014 was the year Satan tried to kill me. I've sat here staring at this computer screen, trying to find the words for what I … Continue reading I am a Survivor!