You are a beautiful person!
Embrace your uniqueness and soar!
You are a beautiful person!
Embrace your uniqueness and soar!
Today I wish all the fathers in my life a wonderful day. I wish I had the warm, fuzzy memories of my dad as many do on this day but sadly I do not.
For most of my life I have been angry and really messed up because I didn’t have a protective kinda dad. That was not my reality and I’ve come to accept that more and more.
What I now believe is that a father is supposed to protect all his children from the harm of this world; not hurt them. He’s to love his wife and cover her so they present a solid unit as they raise their children in love and peace.
Sadly not all do!
My dad left my mom before my first birthday. There was a whole lot of cheating going on!
My dad would visit me off and on through out my childhood but never a solid person in my life. He had another family to care for. There are many hurtful things I could share about my dad but I chose not to.
I know what it’s like to grow up with no father, no protective love, no affirmation that I was ‘daddy’s princess’, no “I’ll protect you from the monsters that scare you”.
I had to learn to slay those lies of how unworthy I thought I was because there was no one to protect and love me as a father should. Those lies that told me I was no good, stupid, never amount to anything and more!
I’ve finally learned that even though it woulda been absolutely wonderful to have had a kind, caring, loving and protective father I did not! And I have survived!
I now know who my wonderful, loving, incredible Heavenly Father is and that I’m His Princess! That He loves me with an unconditional love. That there’s nothing I could ever do to earn His love, not cause Him to abandon or reject me.
I am learning how amazing He’s created me to be. I am learning He sees me as worthy and valuable and important and loveable!!
Oh yes, it’d be amazing to have a earthly father who’d hold me when I’m weeping and tell me ” it’s gonna be alright” but I don’t!
However I do have a Heavenly Father who knows it is and I chose to trust in Him! I chose to allow Him to heal all those wounds connected with my dad and to give me a hope for my future cuz I know He is always with me and will never leave me. He told me that in His Word!
In His Word are so many good verses that help me along my life journey. I’ve found great help and peace in times of dark trails! In His Word I find comfort and joy and everlasting love cuz He is Love!
No, I may not have had the opportunity many have of celebrating this Father’s Day with a beloved father. I do celebrate my Heavenly Father though because I know He loves me just as I am and encourages me to grow in His truth.
I also know He loves my dad!
Happy Father’s Day!
In my first book I share trauma from my childhood that really messed me up for years.
I am now into some very determined and deep healing!
I’ve fought depression…. anxiety….suicidal thoughts and much more. I refuse to allow those who decided to steal my innocence the power to keep me all cowered down in shame!
In my first book I share how I’ve learned to overcome many pains from my past.
I have them for sale or you may purchase from Amazon Kindle.
You are beautiful!
You are loved!
Don’t let others determine your progress!
I have fought and continue to fight my own personal demons though I know I am walking in a healthier path now more than ever! I pray and hope the same for you!
You deserve the very best you you can be!
You are fan-tabulous!
Forgiving myself has been and continues to be the hardest but I am determined to do so!
Yes, you are indeed enough!!
I’d love to hear your story!
I’m also available for speaking opportunities to share my incredible story of hope in creating a life of happiness after horrific abuse!
Give me a holler!!
Author Pamela Richards-Woodall
Have you gotten your copy yet?
Yesterday I was honored to present our local Sexual Assault Resource Center at Adanta a copy of my book.
It is a great resource for any who work with children and adults especially when dealing with dysfunctional and abusive issues!
So appreciate these ladies and all they do to help those who are hurting.
If you or someone you know has been or is being sexually assaulted please seek help! You do not have to live with shame and guilt any longer! You do deserve to be happy and live a healthy life!
Also if you or someone you know could benefit from reading my story on how I learned to overcome abuse they are available through Oak Tree Publishing, at email@example.com. Or if you have an e-reader my book is also available on Amazon kindle.
Part of the proceeds from the sale of my books will be matched by Oak Tree Publishing which all funds then goes toward I Am a Voice for the Voiceless. This is a nonprofit we have started to reach out to assist those who are battling addiction, abuse amd poverty.
Together we can help make a difference right here in our hometown!
Kentucky is ranked #2 in substainted cases of child abuse in the nation! I don’t know about you but that’s not a stat I’m proud of!
Let’s work together to make a difference in the lives of our precious children!
I am a #voiceforthevoiceless !
I #amwriting for it soothes my soul and calms the savage beast in me that threatens to rise up out of my being and consume all within its path…..or so it seems.
Writing clears my head and helps me stay focused. Writing helps to get the words outta my head and on to paper…yes I still do the old fashion writing when I journal…but mainly use my laptop. Writing has been for many years, my friend!
It is so wonderfully exciting to have my first book published and on Amazon Kindle.
Of course I want you to buy my book and read it for it is an amazing story about hope and overcoming much adversity of the past! I also believe this book is a wonderful resource for any counselor, teacher, doctor, etc to have in their personal library. Why? Because this book is written based on a true story: Mine!
This book offers hope and healing! It offers those who have been effected by abuse in any form a way to rise up out of the deep, dark hole so many times we find ourselves in to where we can begin to see the light of day, a ray of sunshine, a glimmer of hope! Hope! It’s what the world needs more of!
Mainly I want you to know to NEVER give up on your dream no matter what it is! I’ve been fighting for mine for many years and now I see the reality of my book in paperback and on Kindle! That is so amazing!!
You have within you a dream!
What is it? Do you know?
I’d love to hear from you and help you discover what your dream is!
Give me a holler sometime. Maybe we can meet for a cup of coffee or over a cyber cup!
Have a sweet evening and remember to dream! They do come true!
I can’t wait to hear your dream!
Do you rest enough?
Not enough rest contributes to more stress. That we don’t need.
I think choosing to rest requires strength.
Calm ones being.
Rest is good for the soul.
Rset and calm yourself!
Peace for your being.
Sometimes I wonder if there’s something wrong with me!
I wouldn’t be surprised if there weren’t considering all I’ve overcome.
The deal is when I hear or read of a horrific story of child abuse my first thought is, “Are all those children now in a safe place receiving proper care and love?”
Then my next thought is, “Oh my goodness, does the abuser know how to plug into Jesus? Has anyone shown him or her compassion?”
Now granted I sure didn’t used to feel this way! I used to scream “hang that sorry-good-for-nothing-scum-bag!!”
If anyone abused an innocent child they deserved the hottest hell in my opinion!
That’s how I used to feel!
I still believe very strongly they should receive the maximum punishment. Now, I also believe that someone should present them the opportunity to repent and make their life right with God.
Yes, I’m fully aware not everyone will share my opinion and that’s okay. I don’t expect that. I’m not really expecting anything.
I just know amazing grace saved me from a big ole boat load of crap I’ve done. No doubt that same amazing grace can save and forgive a child abuser!
That’s my prayer anyway!
For me, there’s something magical-feeling when I reach a goal, when I reach a milestone! This is a huge one for me! Seeing this book in print and also on Amazon Kindle! Dreams do come true!
There’s been a lot of hard work that has gone into this project. It took me almost three years to write the this book which is a work of fiction based on a true story: Mine! It took a lot of energy to write my truth for I’ve been taught from the beginning of my time that I was to never tell the secrets or I’d get in bad trouble! And, “Do you want me to hurt your mommy like this? Well, if you tell that’s what will happen!” These words were spoken to me from my early childhood on by one of my main perpetrators!
Now I tell my truth wherever a door is opened to do so! I am no longer ashamed of my truth! I also realize so many others are living with their shame because no one has yet come along side them to offer a voice to help bring hope and healing.
I first published it under Tate Publishing which is now out of business so when you search on Amazon disregard the first book. You’ll know which one it is cuz someone jacked the price up super high! We are working to have the old one deleted.
I decided to rewrite and republish this book, which is the first in a three part series, on the secrets that went on behind my closed doors dealing with various forms of abuse. Book two, Secrets Exposed, will be released by fall 2018. My wonderful husband and I formed our own publishing company, Oak Tree Publishing Company, and I am so pleased with the finished product.
Sandy Hawk of @GoodHopeDesigns created the beautiful cover. She did a great job!! It is a very special picture for me as it’s of my aunt and uncles home where I gained a lot of healing!
This version could easily be used as a study or reference book on childhood abuse as I included more information in this rewrite pertaining to the cycle of generational abuse as I’ve traced mine back for several generations on both sides of my family in some degree or other. I also share some of the methods that helped me gain the healing and freedom I have found. Hope is possible after abuse!
It hasn’t been that long ago I was so terrible resentful and angry that I had gone through what I did as a child then on into my adult life. God is in control so why didn’t He stop it? He knew what was gonna happen!
Well, I have gained more healing and have a fresh perspective now.
Now I am so thankful for what I went through, what I experienced! If I hadn’t of then I couldn’t be a strong voice for those who haven’t yet obtained their voice.
A portion of all my book sales will go towards our nonprofit, I Am a Voice for the Voiceless, or V4VL for short!
V4VL will focus on three areas:
Liberty’s Hope-offers solutions for those facing addictions in their life;
Jenny’s Grace-provides help and hope to any who have suffered or are suffering from abusive situations and
Elijah’s Love-assists those who are in poverty or homelessness conditions.
My publisher, Oak Tree, will match all funds from the sale of my books which goes to V4VL! We are so excited about this partnership!
I look forward to hearing from you! I’d love to hear your story!
You can follow me on here on my blog or on twitter @pamelajwoodall or facebook at: Author Pamela Richards Woodall. You can also email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Never give up on your dreams! They were given to you for a reason.
I used to hate Mothers Day! Until this weekend when Poppa God spoke very clearly to me that it was actually a choice I had! We all have choices to make.
Why did I hate Mother’s Day?
Because I felt I’d been cheated!
I felt I’d missed out on the fairy tale of having that sweet experience of having a loving mother to protect me from all the bad things in this world.
I did not have that at all so for many years I’d felt sorry for my self! Ahhh poor little me!
Yes, it did and has greatly hurt that I didn’t get to have that better experience; however, please allow me to share three (3) important things my mom did teach me!
1. Look for Hidden Treasures
My mom is now in a nursing home so being an only child I’ve acquired her personal effects. Last fall I was going through one of her many totes of stuff and found one stuffed full of my things!! Yes! My things!
There were baby bottles, a cloth diaper with diaper pins. Many little outfits… some of which she’d sewn herself from the feed sack material she got with huge bags of feed for the goats she raised. Those goats helped provide meat and milk for her, my grandmother and me!
And several pairs of my little shoes. There were several of my toys and books. And gobs of pictures! From birth all the way into my young adulthood. Oh goodness! I’m looking forward to creating a scrapbook of her memories with me!
Those my friends were hidden treasures I will forever cherish!
I grew up thinking my mother didn’t love me because of all the abuse that happened to me. But I believe she loved me the best she knew how, from the way she’d been taught.
Sidenote: I’ve gained more truth down through the years of how she too suffered abuse as a young child for many years!
2. Perseverance is Key
My mom was a hard worker. She worked cleaning peoples houses and often times being treated disrespectfully! But she worked. She also went back to night school when I was around nine years old to get her GED. Later she went on to obtain her CNA training!
She helped around the old home place raising huge gardens, raising goats and chickens all the while with very little help or money. Yep we were poor but I lived through it and learned a lot!
She kept going!
I have learned it takes hard work to overcome the lies of an abusive childhood!
I did not give up!
3. What NOT to do!
I was about 14 years old. We were standing in the kitchen. It was summer. I’d asked to go hang out with some of my friends. She told me ‘no’ and I smarted off so she hauled off and slapped the fire outta my left cheek.
I remember so clearly thinking that when I grew up and had kids and a family they’d always know I loved em!
In looking back there are many choices I’d made differently in my motherhood, yet I did the best I knew how to do! Without a doubt I know God helped me to grow!
I did not pass on that generational curse of abuse!
I did not withhold my love!
I did not not tell my son how much I loved him and how proud of him I was and am!!
I am choosing to celebrate today being a momma to a fabulous son and all the spiritual children Poppa God’s blessed me with!
I’m choosing to celebrate the mother I have dispute all the imperfections!
Because of her I am alive and experiencing the amazing life I’ve been blessed with!
I have an over the top husband and family!
I am one majorly blessed woman!
I pray you mothers today no matter what your circumstances will have a sweet peaceful day!
Some days are better than others.
Listen to your heart.
Listen for your voice for it’s in there waiting to be released!
Never allow anyone to put you down or cause you to doubt your own worth!
You really are a force to be reckoned with!
You are a #warriorrisingup
Have a wonderfully beautiful day!!