she married her husband Keith (and they are still together), but
she still struggled. She told herself that if she was strong enough
she could get through it. She kept in touch with the family, feeling
like having that family was better than no family at all. But
when she was 30 she took a chance and told an elderly family
member she loved what had happened, and was called a liar.
This led to a nervous breakdown.
“From the age of 30 to 31 I sat in a chair rocking, almost
comatose, shaking a Magic 8-Ball thinking it was giving me the
answers I needed. I lost it. I’ve always been overweight but I
said I need to go see a psychiatrist and it is one of the things that
changed my life.”
The other thing that changed her life was giving her life to
ed to forgive those that hurt her even though they offered no
apology. Forgiveness enabled her to move forward in life and
an unhealthy and toxic relationship, she said.
Ever since she was able to forgive she has experienced healing,
she said. She calls herself a warrior, a survivor, an overcomer.
Now she wants to reach back and help foster children.
small,” she said. She is going to college to earn credentials to be
counselor for children and adolescents who have been trauma
victims. I want to do so much more. I want to initiate change in
the foster care system.
Jodi’s pain has led her to try to alleviate the pain of others.
Since her website is still under construction, those wishing to
help Jodi with her project can call her at (813) 602-6175.
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