“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
When we’re in the depths of pain, whether it’s grief, anxiety, loss, or something else, it can difficult to see how things could possibly get better. When we’ve experienced something heartbreaking or traumatic, it’s all too common to be stuck in that place of overwhelming pain and distress. We might read something like the quote above and wonder how it could ever be possible to see ourselves as beautiful and strong after what happened. Maybe we want to be compassionate and gentle but we still feel so fragile from the hurt inside.
Maybe you find yourself dealing with anxiety or grief, loss, suffering, or defeat after having an abortion. It’s possible you didn’t even feel this way at first, or for a little while after, but now you do. Perhaps you are so overwhelmed with regret or shame for what happened and you don’t see how your life can be beautiful again. But, there is hope—oftentimes the most friendly and gentle people we come across in life have gone through tremendous hardships and suffering of their own. They’ve made it through to beauty, and so can you.
If you or a loved one is struggling with the grief and loss associated with abortion, there is help available. Please call or text Restore After Abortion at 630-599-0043 for more information about our abortion recovery support services or to begin on your path of healing.