The journey is longer than I thought it would be. I thought it would be a simple walk. I wasn't prepared for the twists, turns, drops, and climbs of this journey. I've struggled with guilt and confusion at the length of the journey. I've wondered at times if I had taken a wrong turn and got hopelessly lost.
I don't think I have. I think we just never had any clue what this trip entailed. No one told us. Few really like to take a good look at this path, so I had just never studied it. I thought it was a short, fairly easy trip.
It was never meant to be. I think now I am climbing out of the valley, and there are moments that I can pause and look behind me. I'm gaining some insight into it now.
This trip into trauma and out again. It is quite the journey!