Recognition Is The First Step: Cindy
Growing up in a broken family and difficult childhood, Cindy constantly battles with the memories of the past and struggles with drawing the line between then and now. She was only 16 when she went for her first abortion. Initially, she felt fine. But now, as she raises a young boy with her newly-wed husband, she can’t help but wonder what would’ve become of the baby had she kept it. To her, the ‘what if’ is emotional torture and till now, she has been unable to shake the feeling of guilt.
The biggest thing that keeps her going is her son. He gives her hope, he gives her purpose and she’s trying hard to let go of the past in order to give him a happier, better life. “To allow the wound to heal,” she says, “you must first recognise that it is there. And time will heal it.”