Sunday, October 27, 2013

Driving and Crying - Guest post on RachelintheOC

One of my guest posts has just been published on bestselling Amazon author, Rachel Thompon's blog,

I'm giving you a warning that this post is not rainbows and unicorns and is sensitive material. I want to also further state that I have my mother's full blessing to share this. Her support was vitally important to me in the decision to talk about this publicly.

Your discretion and respect are requested in what I'm sharing. I've seen what can happen when people bare their soul on the Internet and sometimes it's not pretty. As a matter of fact, I have a post in mind to write about that very subject. Life isn't pretty all the time. On occasion, it's pretty crappy.

My post, Driving and Crying, is about one of those crappy days I've rarely talked about. If you're wanting to laugh today, this isn't the post for that. However, if you're interested in further learning about my life journey, please read my post and your comments are welcome.

As you know, Rachel wants my "deep, dark secret" kind of posts. Her most recent book, Broken Pieces, focuses on painful pieces of her life. She and I met and connected online long ago and found that we shared many broken pieces and that we were willing to talk about them in order to help others. I proudly share my thoughts on her blog because her focus is on healing through sharing.

I wouldn't share these things if I didn't believe good will come of them. If I can help even one person come out of the shell of shame, hatred, or blame, I've done my job.

Rachel, thank you for your support and the opportunity to spread awareness on your platform. It's an honor that you have chosen to once again promote me with my post, , Driving and Crying.


  1. I'm sitting here crying. Your post echoes the experiences of far too many people (mostly women), including many members of my extended family. Incest is like a cancer - hidden and secret until it is finally exposed and you either die or beat it. I've witnessed too many people who couldn't beat it - thank you for proving that it can be done. Courage, grace, and the power to reclaim yourself are your weapons. Nobody can take them away from you.

  2. Aw, thank you for reading and commenting, Rhonda. I have overcome so much in my life and am proud of that. :)

  3. really touching, Im a clergy abuse survivor but I feel that being betrayed by a family member like you have is a million times more difficult to survive. You are an inspiration.

  4. Cindy every time I learn something new about you I'm that much more inspired by you and amazed by your eternal love for life and your conscious choice to live your life choosing every day to find rays of sunshine instead of hiding behind clouds.

  5. Thank you so much, Cindy! What wonderful words! I hope to always find sunshine instead of clouds.

  6. Some of my messages disappeared and I'm just now getting them. Thank you for your comment - yes, that it was family was awful, for sure. Ultimate betrayal.

  7. Thank you for sharing this, Cindy, and for linking me to both your posts. I'm glad you wrote them, though I wish they'd never happened. But I hope that in writing them, you'll bring comfort and solidarity and hope to someone who needs it. And you do end with hope, which is a great testament to the strength and resilience of your spirit.