Love Heals

Love Heals

Female. Missouri

I have never believed in love.

My parents abused me, and I was voted the ugliest girl in school.

I didn’t believe that I deserved love, and thought that nobody could ever truly love me.

My sophomore year came around I met this wonderful man.

By accident.

He was amazing.

He was the first person to ever show me that I could be loved.

We didn’t date for very long because my parents made me end it. I was heartbroken.

Even though I wasn't allowed to see him, we loved each other, and we tried to message as much as we could without getting caught.

That whole year I was the happiest I had ever been. He helped me through so much and made me realize I was worth something.

The thought of losing him because of my parents was too much to handle. I overdosed and my parents found out. They didn’t want to take me to the hospital.

At the hospital, the doctor asked about my home life. When I told them what was going on, they said I was being abused.

We were able to find a way for me not to go home, and I went to live with my grandparents.

The abuse was no longer a part of my life, and I was able to talk to my amazing boyfriend as freely as I wanted to.

Today I am still with him, and it just goes to show that no matter what you are going through, you can always find a happy ending.

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