With harassment running rampant and having to serve the mission before my needs left me with a nervous breakdown right before I had to retire.
Don't get me wrong, I am more than grateful that I got to retire at 20 years. But, quite frankly I served all 20 years with integrity.
I do not regret one single decision. They were from a place of honesty and definitely my pain.
So maybe I was in more relationships than I would like to see for my daughter, but that is not my shame.
Maybe I drank too much on too many occasions. That too is not my shame.
How others take advantage of us as survivors of abuse in not our fault. It will never be our fault; the shame lies on them and them alone.