I work to practice acceptance, faith and willingness, that I might remove myself as a victim of these circumstances, and, instead strive to take responsibility for myself, my pain and my troubles. I do what I can, and leave the rest in God’s capable hands. Being a victim puts me in a state of waiting – waiting for someone to “fix” me, waiting for justice and acknowledgment of my pain by others – it takes the problem out of my hands and puts it in the hands of others. I can live my life based on my needs and emotions – not the needs and emotions of others. I pray for awareness, humility, and compassion for myself and others.