Life Savers in Three Flavors

Well hello there! I pray all is well with you and you are having a fabulous day :D

I’m so excited to share my latest interview with you. This interview was done with such a wonderful young lady who works with an organization called Pregnancy Care Centre. This organization provides help, support, encouragement and spiritual guidance for young moms.

For all you moms out there check out; IAmNotAlone.ca for more info about this organization.

Here’s the interview, it’s a short two minute video. I hope you can take a peek ;)

Friends, I cannot thank you enough for all your support over the past while. God bless <3

Will You Join Me?

pic for may 2

 

I got this photo from Facebook. It will be the second year that I will participate in this event.

As many of you know, I am a thriving Survivor of childhood sexual abuse. I have willingly done a lot of work to overcome the effects this abuse has had on my life. It has been one heck of a journey. One journey that I would not trade for anything. I have, and am becoming an incredible human being.

I am inviting you to please join me and many others in wearing purple Friday May 2nd in support and awareness of sexual abuse. This abuse must be brought out in the open and we are they only one’s who can help put a stop to this. It is horrific! Friends, no child, no man or woman should ever have to suffer at the hands of another. Sadly in society today, the exploitation of young human beings is accepted. No one stops to think of how they objectify and add to this abuse when they use children, men or women for their viewing pleasure or worse!

Please take a moment to think about this. If you have children, it could easily happen to them.

And friends, let us think of the men and women who are forced into providing services for people’s pleasures. The abuse and torture they endure.

Let us take a stand. Will you stand with me and let people know, we will not tolerate or add to this abuse!

From one Survivor to another, from one human being to another, let us come together and take a stand!

Lets get our purple on! You’ve got plenty of time to find some snazzy outfit ;)

Thanks for your support. Together we are stronger, God bless :D

Growing Pains

Hey there.

Tonight I’m home alone. My kids are out and I decided to put on my jammies and settle in to watch The Notebook and have a quiet night to myself when I realized, I’m lonely.

You know, I’ve spent the last 21 years raising my kids and taking care of my family, (I’ve been doing this since I was 17 years old) and I was aware things would change as they got older and part of me looked forward to it. Not for the reason of, hurry and grow up, but for the reason of seeing them turn into the young adults they are becoming. This makes me feel very proud and happy as I see the fruits of my labor through them. On the other hand, I realized that through all these years growing up my family, (and myself), I failed to really be me, I got lost somehow. Being a teen mom and leaving so many things out of my life, has brought me to this season of my life today. That has changed as I am doing so many things for myself now, but I still feel lonely tonight. I do look forward to the exciting time when my book is published and I take myself out there to speak to students and people all around but tonight I’m feeling the “growing pains”, the transition stage of detaching from being a mom to my own person. My gosh, it brings tears to my eyes as I say that. Transitioning form being mom to my own person. That got seriously lost along the way. Maybe it frightens me? Yes, big possibility. You see, I was always just a mom. No, no, no, not “just a mom”. A mom is one of the greatest jobs out there. It has been for me. It’s learning how to be me that’s tricky. Makes me sad to think of the other young moms out there who may get sucked into this vortex of loosing self. Not only young moms, moms in general. Heck, I’m sure there are dads and guardians too that it may happen to.

I guess what I realize tonight is is that, I’m not sure how to handle becoming me. I always thought that at this stage of my life… I guess I may have had some other expectation of my life at this stage or maybe I some how always thought my kids would go out there and spread their wings and in some strange way still be “tied” to the nest. I don’t know. I can come up with many other things I may have thought, the truth is, the transition form mom to me is challenging for me. Even more so because another area of my life is struggling.

Well, enough of the self pity, I’m going to watch a movie and enjoy my company. I’ve decided long ago friends, that through this life of mine, as difficult or challenging my life may get, I’ve resolved to enjoy the ride.

I do get very excited for what God has in store for me. For I know it’s gonna be good!!! Wooo Hooo!! :D

I posted this video to my twitter account (@teenmombloggers) and facebook page (Teen Mom Bloggers-Teen Mom to Teens)  and I’d like to share it with you. It’s about Moms.  Please watch, it’s in english. Enjoy :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhS5Yuk_5EQ

 

Precious People :)

Good Morning friends!

I had a very amazing thing happen. You see, since I started my blog it was suggested I get into Facebook and Twitter to get my site out there more. I’m really not the social media butterfly. Mind you, I can get pretty caught up with reading tweets that my eyes go crossed!

Anywho, I was very blessed the other day to be followed by an organization that brings awareness and prevention on Child Abuse. As many of you know my story, I was thrilled to read posts on this site and I always get so excited and feel happy that there are organizations and people out there who fight for the safety of children.

Children are precious people. We are all precious. We all start off as children and become adults. Some of us who have been abused end up staying little children inside adult bodies unless the individual faces their demons and works through trauma. Stuffing, suppressing. repressing and minimizing past abuse does not make any of the effects go away. In fact as I said before, the effects then come sneaking out into our relationships damaging and reeking havoc in it’s path.  It truly is a sad thing. To face the effects of the sexual abuse I endured as a young child was heart wrenching. But friends, I cannot tell you enough how free and how much self love and RESPECT I have gained for myself through God’s love and healing in my life.

I shared a bit of my story with the people over at this organization site and they asked me if it would be ok to link my site to their monthly article. I was ecstatic! I want nothing more than for my breakthrough and healing to show hope to others. I would love to advertise this site on my page but sadly I don’t know how to do such things. I’d also like to hot link it? is that what you call it? to some of my posts. They are very complimentary to each other but I am no computer whiz. I’m still fiddling around WordPress after four months! . :)

I will however, post their website link to this blog post and any other posts I write pertaining to the nature of abuse.

Here it is:

http://www.childabuse.com/authors/aom.htm

I really like it. It’s always great to gain knowledge and wisdom from other people’s stories and successes.

Thanks for reading. Have an awesome day! :D

 

About Me.

So I’ve been procrastinating BIG time on finishing my last assignment for school. I’ve been playing on the computer and checking out my Facebook and Twitter accounts. To be honest, it’s not something I enjoy doing at all. Well, ok maybe sometimes. Ummm, no not really. :)

After checking all that stuff, I decided to reply to some comments made to some of my posts here on my blog site and I got to thinking. I really don’t have  a post just about me. I have posts explaining things about me, my life, my challenges , my experiences etc… but nothing just about me. Now I ask myself, what is it About Me that I want to share? That my friends is a very good question for me.

Alright, lets start with my name. My name is Christina Lane. I never liked writing it or hearing it for years! I cringed at the very sound of my name. Not anymore :)

I’m 37 years old and I feel like a teenager. I have lots of energy, most days, and I enjoy horsing around with kids and having fun. I LOVE to dance (yes kids, it’s dancing). I love to take nature walks and bird watch. I love to be outdoors and I love to garden. I also love to sing with my music. Now I will be honest here, my singing could use some serious work. haha

I love, absolutely love, having my alone time with God every morning. It’s one of my favourite parts of the day.

I love to have my house filled with lots of bouquets of flowers. My favourite flowers are the mums type and daisy type.

I love walking my dog and I love my cats and treat them as my little kiddies. My favourite colour is blue.

Foods I love to enjoy (nowadays), are pasta, pizza and salads of all kinds, soups and last night I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner of breaded chicken cutlets, mashed potatoes with gravy, string beans and a salad.

I do love spending time with my family. Family time together is so very important to me and it helps me to stay connected to my kids.

I started writing this blog three months ago because I felt it was no longer time to hide and to face many demons I had. My isolation over the years has stopped me from doing things I love. I decided and felt God tell me in my heart that I am not alone and my experiences can help bring healing to others and let others know, that we can overcome anything. It has also been something just for me. Pretty much all my life has been doing for others and being a mom or wife. My blog is just mine. Something that I do just for me. :)

I believe there is a lot more to me than just what I wrote and I will tell you, God has a lot more coming my way for me :)

So, I guess with that, I’ll finish this up and get to work on my studies.

Thanks for reading. Hope you’re day is filled with God’s favor.