It was a day when I was living in the woods of North Carolina.
I was alone and scared.
It was the kind of day that brings tears to my eyes.
I had been in a coma for five days and had just had my brain surgery.
I had lost my sight and my hearing.
But I was able to see some of the world for the first time.
I could see myself and hear myself.
It is a miracle I was awake.
I can remember being alone in the dark in the hospital with the curtains drawn and my eyes closed.
I remember thinking, “I am alive.”
But the next day, I woke up with a terrible headache.
I walked down the street and was greeted by a man holding a rifle.
I didn’t know him, but he looked like a guy in a cowboy hat.
I looked up and he was standing in front of me.
I felt sick.
I thought he was going to shoot me.
He turned to look at me.
His eyes were bloodshot.
Then he said, “We are here to help you.
You are not going to be able to leave this building.”
I couldn’t believe it.
I started to cry.
It took me two minutes to talk him down.
I said, ”What do you want?”
He said, “You are in a bad situation.
You need to talk to me.
“I asked him, “Do you have a gun?” he said.
I asked if I could go into the house.
He said he would go there.
I told him no.
I went into the basement.
I heard him open the door and the first thing he saw was a pistol.
He shot me.
That was the last time I saw my husband.
I never saw him again.
I know I am not the only one.
Some people are just too scared to go out.
There are so many things going on in the world, but the fear is always there.
People are afraid to be alone.
I have to tell them, I am here to tell you.
But when you are alone and the only thing you can see is a pistol, it is not a good feeling.
The gun is not going away.
If you don’t have guns, you don the world.
The world is in your hands.
There is no place to hide.
I think you can learn to live without guns.
You can be your own protector.
That is how I have learned to live in peace.
It has been a long journey.
I hope you can relate.
I am in heaven now.
It feels like it is the last day.
My family is here and they have helped me so much.
I am doing all right.
I got my son back and I am living a normal life.
You see, life is a marathon and a sprint.
I will be living another 10 years.
My son is so happy, he is like a kid in a candy store.
I wish I could give him back my glasses and my camera.
I’m very happy.
I feel like I am going to the beach with my son one day.
I feel very blessed.
I still have my hearing and my vision.
I need to find the right place to go and do some work.
I love my son very much.
He is an amazing boy.
He is a beautiful boy.
I just want to thank God and ask for forgiveness for what he has done to me.
It hurts me to think about what he did to me and I hope that God will forgive me.
If I could turn back time, I would do it now.
I don’t want to get back in there and start over.
I want to make this right.
You will never forget me.
God bless you and your family.
My family has been praying for me for a long time.
My wife and I are thankful every day for all the support.
I just want everyone to understand that God has a plan.
He has a purpose.
He wants to help.
I pray every day that I will never go back to the dark.
God wants me to have peace.