Call the national
rape/incest/abuse hotline at 1-800-522-7233.
When I was 8 years old I was molested. I was scared and alone, and I didnít have anyone to talk to. My mom was on drugs, and I began to rebel because I didnít want to share my feelings. I became sexually active at a very young age. I felt as though it was all my fault that this awful thing happened to me. I kept my mouth closed for nine years after that. I had very low self esteem, and I didnít care what happened to me. Instead of running away from men, I ran to them. I tried to fill the void in my life where my dad should have been. I slept around with anybody and everybody. It is only by the grace of God that I am here today.
It wasnít until 2002 that I told my story. People were very sympathetic to my situation, and they let me know that it wasnít my fault for what this man did to me. If it werenít for Godís grace and mercy, I donít know where I would be today. Someone had me on their mind and in their prayers. Now its because of Him that I am able to hold my head up and go on each day. I am now in college and doing well.