Tina's Story: There Is A Light At The End Of The Tunnel
July 1 2022
July 1 2022
I have been through a lot and allowed it to control my life. I came from a very abusive family. My brother and I had been taken away twice due to the abuse, but some how was returned. It would be good for awhile, but always got bad again. By age 7, I had been sexually abused by 2 different male babysitters and step grandfather. I didn’t tell my mom about it until my sophomore year. Her response was, "not much we can do about it now". I know at 6 I tried to tell her what happened but she didn’t believe me.
As an adult and mother of four, I always vowed I would not put my children through that. I have been broken and knocked down my whole life and let people treat me that way.
I remarried 4 years ago after being divorced for 20 years. My husband loves me and my children very much and allows me to be me. I have come to realize I am perfectly imperfect and proud of how I turned out.
This brand allows me to express where I have been and where I am now. I no longer let people especially my mom to knock me down or belittle me. She tried with my kids at times to get to me. I put a stop to that real quick. My children are now 34, 29, 17 and 16. I have taught them that no one has a right to mistreat you no matter who they are. We have open communication so they have always felt comfortable coming to me with problems.
I do suffer some PTSD from my issues. A dream can set me off by triggering the memories.
My husband has taught me it’s okay to love myself and finally be able to trust people again!
I found Beautiful Disaster on Facebook. My oldest daughter who will be 35 heard of you when you first started and had a large tattoo on her ribs saying Beautiful Disaster. I bought her an outfit this year for Christmas. It totally made her day.
I relate to all of the collections, but Perfectly Imperfect describes me best. I was always told I was a worthless piece of shit growing up and I feel I am completely me with no apologies to be made.I have come so far in the last 4 years and truly found happiness. There is a light at the end of the tunnel.