There’s always hope

I grew up in a small town where everyone smoked weed and drank every weekend. When I was 14, I started drinking with my friends and I thought it was so much fun. When I was 15, I was drinking with some people I didn’t know too well. I got drunk and a 20 year old guy raped me and left me naked in a room I’ve never seen before. I was terrified. I went home crying and shaking. I called my best friend and we cried together for hours. After that, I started cutting myself. I felt like I wasn’t worth anything, and I felt that nobody cared. I finally got the courage to tell my mom, we sat in my bedroom and cried together. She comforted me and she convinced me to go to counseling. Just seeing how my mom reacted when I told her everything, made me feel so loved and so terrible at the same time. My mom is the greatest person in my life and I love her more than anything. 3 years later, and I’m doing better than ever. I’ve found the love of my life, and the person I trust with my soul. Also, my mom is the strongest most amazing person in my life today. I just wanted everyone to know that no matter what you’ve been through, there’s ALWAYS hope. There are ALWAYS people who care and there’s ALWAYS going to be hard times, but you’ll get through it. <3

Anonymous,