Hello everyone and welcome to My Secret Place! This site is all about abolishing secrets. Here at My Secret Place, we are conquerors who are standing proud and tall. No more hiding in the shadows, ashamed of the stigma that was put upon us by the sinful actions of someone else. Here is a soft place to fall. Come cry, laugh, rejoice, and praise with us!
My name is Virginia Buffett. I started this site because I was tired of looking for a good counselor! Good ones are so hard to find and I have come to a place in my journey through this life, that I refuse to waste my time with someone who doesn’t really care about my personal struggles.
About me: I am in my 50s, single, and living with my adult son, who is autistic. I have an adult daughter who lives several States away from us and we both miss her very much. I was raised in a very dysfunctional family with lots of ugly twists and turns, which you will become more aware of as you read through my poems and posts.
I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and trauma, which I was ashamed of for many years. I am no longer ashamed of something that I had no control over. What happened to me was something that I did not want or ask for. It was forced upon me by some very selfish and mentally ill people.
I have come to realize that those people were in pain as well. Hurting people hurt people the most. I wasted far too much of my life in the gaul of bitterness. It was only eating at my soul and effecting the people whom I love the most. I did not want to become the monsters that I grew up with, so I gave my hatred and hurting heart over to the Lord. He is my ROCK and my salvation,
Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.
I won’t say that I have overcome all of it. I am still a work in progress, but I WILL say that I am thankful for everything that I have been through in my life. The events of my life have shaped me into the person that I am today. It has only recently, truly dawned on me, that I am loved by my Heavenly Father and I am actually… a pretty nice person to know.
The goal and purpose for My Secret Place
Is to reach out to others who, like myself, are lost and floundering in the sea of confusion and despair. I spent so many nights, just staring at my computer, having no clue what to type into the search engine! I was lost and lonely, hurting and frustrated. I wanted to reach out to someone who would reach back; someone who would not flinch or recoil in disgust, fear or misunderstanding. I was looking for a soft place to fall.
After many hours of fruitless searching, I did not find such a place or person. So, I decided to CREATE that place and BE that person! True healing comes when we step out of ourselves and reach out to others. I know that I am not alone and I have decided to make it my life’s goal to praise Jesus, to share and care, and to reach out to my fellow travailors with the love that Jesus has put into my own healing heart.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,
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