Epilogue to Jessica’s Journey
Since I began blogging, people have contacted me to tell me how it has helped them – how it has encouraged them to be strong and to not give up, and how it has shown them they are not alone.
Much to my surprise, it has done EXACTLY the same for me.
It has only been since writing my blog that I can recognize the depth of my perseverance, my effort, and my strength. It has only been since researching through all of my old documents that I completely understand that I did absolutely everything I could, that my life has been more difficult than most, and that it is not my fault.
Something wonderful happened in the process.
I forgave myself – even for things that I didn’t really have to forgive myself for. I allowed myself to see the individual that I am, to recognize my good qualities, and to acknowledge my own talents. I found within myself an individuality that I had never known.
I allowed myself the time to realize that there are things I really enjoy, and that it’s okay to take time to enjoy them. I realized that I do not have to take every single moment of my life and try to use it to fix things for Jessica.