Blossom, I can relate to your experience when you say that this crisis demanded you open Pandora’s box and deal with the suppressed damage that began in your childhood. I know from personal experience that feelings buried alive never die. I too, am dealing with issues from my childhood that I thought I left behind.
Betrayal is defined in the dictionary as : to be unfaithful in guarding, maintaining or fulfilling or to desert in time of need. Abandonment is : to withdraw protection, support or help from.
Betrayal and abandonment are similar in that they both leave you feeling deserted, unsupported, unprotected and unloved, especially in time of need. These actions which were either done to us or withheld from us leave us feeling worthless and unlovable.
2 Kings 20:5 “This is what the Lord, your God…says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you.” I know this to be true because He is healing my wounded soul. I would like to affirm what you say in offering hope and healing to your readers. Empathy, compassion, understanding, hope and healing are the words we need to hear, to feel, to believe in.
I look forward to following you on your journey of healing.
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