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I Was a Prisoner in My Own Body


I was broken, lost, not knowing who I was or what I wanted to be. I was a prisoner in my own body walking hopelessly every day. I let what happened to me as a child, teenager, define who I was. I suffered in silence and never told a soul the torture that became who I was. My husband was one, with patience and love he chipped away the walls that were built. Piece by piece he led me to the path that would forever be my Home. 

I had three miscarriages back to back. I was told my pain and stress could be triggering an imbalance. And needed to seek a therapist. The last miscarriage was four days before my visit to the Saprea Retreat. I didn’t want to go, I wanted to fall into the abyss of my depression

I wanted to turn around at the terminal, but I kept hearing my inner voice say, “Go Be Free.” I found a new family, a loving family, a nonjudgmental family, a safe haven. I shared my story and the walls came crumbling down, and I was set free. Finding myself was my struggle, the struggle of Why me?  But day after day I am Free! Free to be me, free of worry, and peace with who I am. That would have never happened without the love and support of Saprea. 

Being free doesn’t give you limits, you become limitless. 

-April, Survivor