Here I am a woman who has lived a lifetime. Yet–right now, I feel like that little girl tied to the water wheel begging for mercy. Yes, back then I had stolen to survive my hunger. Yes, they felt justified to punish me. I convinced myself for years I deserved the outcome but carried my anger, confusion and hate deep inside me . When I gave my heart-mind-body-emotions over to Jesus, I practiced forgiveness. I was experiencing deep release of my childhood pain.

Remains of wooden noria-walkway upstream through the jungle to Tat Kuang Si-Deer Dig falls alongside the right bank of the falling water and passing by limestone blue-green ponds. Luang Prabang-Laos.

So–although my emotions may be in a mess, my Papa has taken me off the wheel of shame and blame– LIVE my daughter LIVE!