Rest In Peace, Dad. I Hope They Have Grape Jellies In Heaven!

By The Sunrise Warrior / June 19, 2021
Rest In Peace, Dad. I Hope They Have Grape Jellies In Heaven! by @1SunriseWarrior #dad #dads #family #alcoholic

Early Loss I find myself thinking about my dad often lately. He’s been dead for forty-four years, but it’s like he has been sitting next to me these last couple of years. I was six and my little brother was one when my dad died. My mother was a stay-at-home mom when he passed, but…

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Communities Build Strength And Are Built One Person At A Time

By The Sunrise Warrior / June 13, 2021
Communities Build Strength And Are Built One Person At A Time by @1SunriseWarrior #community #communities #sexualabuse

Developing a community around my dark past was my first step towards healing from the deep wounds of child molestation. Every time I share my story with a person in my life, I heal a little more. I get stronger and more confident. I like to refer to this as getting comfortable in my own…

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What’s A Best Friend Look Like? Don’t Mind That Monster Behind The Curtain

By abadmin / May 2, 2021
What’s A Best Friend Look Like? Don’t Mind That Monster Behind The Curtain by @1SunriseWarrior #monster #football #sexualabuse

*Trigger warning: non-explicit mention of grooming and childhood sexual abuse. Losing My Dad My father spent the last month and a half of his life in the hospital before he died in the late 1970s. I was a six-year-old boy at the time. I wasn’t sure why he was sick in the hospital but later…

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I Love Roller Coasters! The Tale Of Three Experiences

By The Sunrise Warrior / April 23, 2021
I Love Roller Coasters! The Tale Of Three Experiences by @1SunriseWarrior #rollercoasters #rollercoaster #family #abuse

Who Doesn’t Like Roller Coasters? My sunrise is much bigger than gaining control of my physical health. It’s about living with a healthy mind, body, and spirit. It has become woven into the inner fabric of my life. When my oldest child was born fourteen years ago, I became the fun parent. The one who…

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The Man Who Scares Me Most Is Me. Will I Become A Monster, Too?

By The Sunrise Warrior / April 15, 2021
The Man Who Scares Me Most Is Me. Will I Become A Monster, Too? by @1SunriseWarrior #monster #sexualabuse #family

Nightmares of my Monster and Triggers Here is the fear that haunted me for so many years of my life…Will I one day become a pedophile like the monster who molested me? There is a popular myth that most pedophiles are victims of child molestation themselves. Did my molestation predispose me to this life sentence?…

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Goodbye Mom. I’m Glad We Finally Met After All These Years!

By The Sunrise Warrior / April 13, 2021
Goodbye Mom. I’m Glad We Finally Met After All These Years! by @1SunriseWarrior #mom #goodbye #years

My Big Decision – Telling My Mom Ten months ago: I’m on my way to work and I have a strong urge to drive to the cemetery and visit my mom. I have this undeniable feeling that my mother is trying to send me a message from beyond. I felt a similar urge to visit…

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