Numbness prevailed for many years before I was forced to confront what happened entirely. I had a desperate desire for a memory delete button just to get rid of all the garbage in my brain. Facing the reality of my past experiences is necessary for me to continue healing and move on. Sometimes a buried memory will reveal itself, shaking my damaged foundation, but I understand the trembling is necessary. Continuing onward each day, not knowing how long the journey will take, is alone an incredible achievement.