Imagine losing your voice.
Imagine people talking about you and you never being able to say a word. Ever.
Never being able to tattle. To ask questions. Defend yourself. Not one word. Never being able to ask for help, shout a warning, say “I love you”.
Now remember every condescending person you’ve ever had the misfortune of meeting. Every person who didn’t believe in you, who bullied you, treated you like a nobody. Every time you’ve ever been frightened, abused, bullied, stolen from, lied about. Imagine never being able to tell a soul.
Take a deep breath, and picture yourself living this way
For Eight Years.
How would you cope? How would you survive? Katya is dealing with this every day. She is living with incredible amounts of stress every day. She is beyond frustrated. She is angry, and hurting. Lately, since she “awakened more” emotionally, she screams and fusses for much of the day. Katya has obviously suffered abuse in various forms, and remembers it. And she can’t tell us, can’t ask “why”. Anyone who has lived with someone who has post-traumatic stress understands in part what we are dealing with.
We all need your prayers with equal fervency. Pray for us, that our faith fails not.