Everyone has a story to tell

Everyone has a story to tell. Telling it doesn’t start with the ability to, it starts with the willingness to. Every story needs a beginning, and every story begins the same way. With the desire to tell it.

That desire may be to entertain, to share, to educate, maybe to enlighten….. Sometimes just to make sense of it. To rationalise it. Understand it. See it. Feel it. Hear it.

That’s my desire.

For my story to exist somewhere other than just inside me. Somewhere where I can see it, rather than clumsily fumbling in the dark in my mind trying to identify the shapes of it.

Can you fill an empty page with a thousand words and still have an empty page?

Yes, I believe you can. If those words don’t come from the right place, I do believe you can.

Fill an empty page with a thousand words charged with emotion, and fuelled by desire, and you’ve got yourself a story. That makes every single word of your story important, and that’s the way it should be.

What happens to you in your life doesn’t define who you are, what you do about it does. That’s what makes each story different, unique, but still comparable in importance.

This brings me to a story I read yesterday. I was already familiar with this story.  I know the detail, I know the facts, I know a lot, but definitely not all the emotions of this story.

I know the people in this story because they are included in mine. Without this story, parts of mine wouldn’t exist.

Although I know this story, reading it still moved me, and humbled me. I’d never seen it written before. In full chronology. From the beginning. I felt the emotion and the honesty of every word, and I appreciate how difficult a story it must be to tell.

So, here is that story. Please click on it and read it.

http://www.birthtraumaptsd.com/experiences/placenta-accreta-and-haemorage/

Everyone has a story to tell.  Some just haven’t found the willingness or the voice to tell it yet. Lets hope some day that happens.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Moira Pritchard
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 22:29:47

    Sometimes what you see is not what you get. Someone sometimes comes across as so happy, content & confident. Who could possibly know what goes on beneath. I think of this person as a beautiful Swan. Appearing to glide through life so smoothly & very few of us appreciating what goes on beneath to keep them going & giving that appearance to the world. I’m sure you fully appreciate this Bethan which makes you an invaluable friend. Much Love. Mamxxx

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  2. traumaafterbirth
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 22:51:49

    What would we do without you and your lovely family in our life…….thankyou…..xxxxx

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  3. Moira Pritchard
    Jul 19, 2011 @ 18:44:45

    Keep smiling Bec. I’m really thankful Bethan has friends like you.
    xxx

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