I wore my hair down and natural for the first time in public in eleven years this past November. With this event, I realized, with the Lord’s help, that I had more fully forgiven the people from my past who caused me to keep my hair up for so many years.
I grew up in a strict Catholic home with an extremely mentally and physically abusive father. I do not blame the Lord for this. It’s just my story. Everyone has a story. My siblings and I had a rough childhood. We did not do the typical “normal” kid things. We weren’t allowed to go to or have sleepovers. We weren’t allowed to go or have birthday parties. We did not go out to eat as a family or with other families. We did not take a yearly summer family vacation. We did not do any of that. Once again, I do not blame the Lord for this and I do not believe the Lord put us in this to test us, or because He thought we could take it this is just where we ended up.
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