Thank you for trusting us with your story. I ache for your little boy who was so brutalized by the people that should have loved and cuddled you and made you feel that there was absolutely nothing wrong or bad about what had happened to your skull and face.
You inspire me frankly. I have a tendency to get down because I have a lot of pain. Your story reminds me that my attitude makes the difference between being happy or being sad.
I once heard it said that:"Suffering is inevitable, but misery is a free choice." You could not avoid the suffering, but you sure have not allowed the misery to control you.
I hope you find lots of emotional support here--and when the time is right and safe, the special person who will make you know beyond doubt that you are loved for who you are.
Peace to you--and many, many thanks for sharing this with us.
If we do not live what we believe, then we will begin to believe what we live.