The right to recover as I become ready and able
Embarking on a journey of healing, recovery and reconciliation of destruction of childhood innocence, violently and heinously stolen, is in and of itself a traumatic journey --- a dramatically painful journey --- a journey that does not even ensure survival of the child or his adult self.
Child Sexual Abuse is the worst known crime on a child short of murder. Childhood Sexual Abuse is torture of the heart, mind and soul of the child. No person alive knows how long the prospective survivor must endure the pains and horror of examination of his reality in order to be "healed." Attempts to hasten healing to the world's perception of "acceptable normalcy" are received and interpreted as damaging rejection and belittlement of the mountainous effort bravely undertaken.