If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time you know I feature lighthearted topics such as food, restaurants, friends, and local eating.
But today, I’d like to gather you all around my table to share a secret, something I don’t talk about often, if at all.
I’m guest posting for Melanie over at Deliberate Donkey, a blog about domestic violence. As Melanie says, “Domestic violence shouldn’t be a secret. [On Deliberate Donkey], it isn’t…people speak out against abuse and share their stories of survival. Reader discretion is advised.”
So my secret’s not so secret anymore. I’ve assigned honest, unashamed words to my story, and I’m a better, lighter person because of it.
CLICK HERE TO READ MY STORY.
It’s a hard story to tell and you did it so beautifully. Your words are every bit of honest and unashamed.
Thanks for the giving me the opportunity to tell it, Melanie! You are an inspiration!
I don’t know you, Rachel, but I’m very proud of you. Wishing you peace and love.
Thank you, Tyna. I really appreciate that.
I’m glad you’ve moved on with your life and cut the cancer out. No one deserves to go through something like that. You’re a beautiful woman and there are many people out there who will recognize that and treat you like you deserve to be treated. Stay strong!
Thanks you for taking the time to read and for your kind words. I’m on the other side of it now and for that I am thankful.
Everyone has a story to tell. Some people’s are more compelling than others. I’m glad I came across your blog and I look forward to seeing your posts about food and the other things you dabble in.
Welcome! I promise that next week, the posts will be fun and lighthearted!
Rachel, I am so sorry you went through that. I was young (younger) when you went through that, but you are so lucky to have moved past it and become the beautiful, confident woman you are today! You are lucky to have Joe now!
Thank you, Leanne!
I am grateful that I left the situation before I lost myself completely. And yes, Joe is amazing–I’m lucky.
You are an amazing person. Thank you for sharing that. 🙂 🙂
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That was so horrible and so beautiful, Rachel. Thank you for sharing something so personal in such an evocative way.
Brave girl. Beautifully put.
Thank you, Michelle.
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Well done, Rachel – on all counts.
I hope you’ve found someone who treats you with respect, love and decency – always.
Lord knows you’ve earned some happiness.