Early On…

My childhood was actually really great. I had a wonderful family and grew up fairly normal…I think? Lol

After joining the Church I went on an amazing mission that taught me so much that has been an asset throughout my life and to that of my family. I have great memories (yes, I have some…) of wonderful things that happened while in the Seattle area as I served the Lord. I learned a lot and perhaps will have to share them on a separate blog post….

After returning back home in May of 1996, I was unfortunately raped. It was very hard to deal with, but the hardest part was the guilt I felt for not reporting it. Suffice it to say I made the mistake by running from it and eventually made my way to northern MN. While living there, I had a roommate that was reading a book about child molestation. I ended up reading some with her and through a series of events needed to move back to Rochester, where my family rallied around me as I had memories of being molested growing up.

It was very hard to deal with, and along with the flash backs of the rape, I was having flash backs and nightmares from the molestation. (Remember, don’t pity me! I have learned so much and am grateful for this amazing journey!) I began having crying spells, depression, and other psychological problems that I didn’t know how to deal with. Soon I began seeing a doctor at the Mayo Clinic and getting psych help that was very needed. Which also started the many years of heavy medications and lots of questions.

Some of them included, why me? Aren’t I a good member of the Church? What did I do to deserve this? I also began having thoughts of suicide and having tons more issues.

Please continue to read the following entries to find out the next phases that I went through.

Thanks for reading, Love, Heather

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