For about a month now I’ve been trying to figure out how to share what life has been like for our family since we found out our daughter had been raped. It continues to become easier to talk about it openly with Shepherd, but I am having a real hard time putting it into words for others to ‘hear’.
Everytime I start, anger comes up. I want to be done being angry. The physical pain I felt comes up. I want to be done hurting. The doubts I had about my ability to be a dad resurface. I want to be done doubting. I want to be done.
I know there is healing in telling, I’ve felt that with the help of the Shepherd. So bare with me.
Maybe I’ll start small.
Almost two years ago… my then 13 year old daughter was raped.