Great sharing Matt,
I can tell you from my recovery expeerience which has included working with my inner wounded child at different ages was scary at times. Once I got to where I could talk to him at the ages where there was more fear because there was more anger initially, this helped me to move forward a great deal and I became more centered, powerful in a healthy way, and kind, etc. as a result. I have also learned how my adult sellf can take care of these other younger parts of myself...so keep on going brother Matt!!