South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence

Guiding light

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

Tags: Survivor's Stories

By Anonymous

So when I feel like it's all too much and I want to take a rest, Guiding Light stands in front of me and stares Greaser right in the eyes and says if you want her you will have to get around me first. I never thought I deserved a Guiding Light but I'm learning that I do, she came into my life twelve years ago and has stood in front of me guarding me, Behind me, pushing me up that hill when I could go no more and holding my hand when the way was sometimes clear.

She asked me to trust her and I did, and guess what ? She is still here, but so Is Greaser, and although I know she will never let hurt me again while she still breathes, I also know that it is time for me to go on and take the things she has taught me to push myself up that that hill and take back what is rightfully mine... My life!

It will be a hard slog but with Guiding Light beside me, my stubbornness in hand and a few extra friends along the way. I think we will make it, No, I know I will make it, I won't give up because that's what Guiding Light has taught me, don't give up, don't give in, don't let Greaser win because he does not deserve it but I sure as hell do!!!!

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