Wednesday, February 11, 2009

David's Letter To Me


Dear Cindy,
I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed our visit. It was so nice to see you and touch you. I love you so much and I can’t help feeling sorrow for not being a better brother to you. I know you say the same thing but I was non-existent and hollow. I truly want to make up for the time that I’ve wasted. My tattoo is dark in it’s imagery but light in it’s meaning. My inner child is the dummy. It is broken because I was molested. It is not hanging in the store front window with shiny new clothes on it because no one would want to buy those clothes. So he is alone, maybe in a storage closet. But broken as he is and being a dummy, he became alive and was told to get up. Someone raised him, told him he was loved and wanted. So he sat up. Unable to stand on his own two feet, he listens to God with a band-aid over his mouth because it is time to stop talking and start walking. Bruised but not broken.

Well, I made it through that without tearing up. I want you to put that with the picture on your blog as part of my healing. I got to know that I’m not hiding anymore. Will you do that for me?

Break the silence! I am not ashamed of who I am anymore. Prison has made me grow up in a way that was unexpected. But make no mistake; it was all God and His Holy Spirit that did the work. I’ve just been along for the ride. Well I guess I will close with that.

Your tatt’d up brother,
David

6 comments:

Meghan said...

I am speechless.

Zack and I just read this together.

Please let David know that we are thinking of him and praying for him.

And for you, too.

Blessings to infinity.

Rich Stephens said...

Beautiful...the drawing, the thought behind it, and the life that is being redeemed before our eyes. A prayer in visual form, and I gotta say AMEN.

Natalie said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing. I will be praying for David.

katie said...

This whole thing is just so amazing to me. The power of prayer is limitless and doesn't follow any sort of wordly rules. I am so blessed by his story and this spiritual link through prayer. I have been treasuring the moments that I have felt the nudge to pray for him and now I see why. God is on the move.

Anonymous said...

I've been waiting for an update and now can't find the words to say how I feel. God does indeed answer prayer. He is good, a stronghold in the midst of trouble!

Love you,

Nana

Danny said...

It's amazing that there have been people praying for David to "get up" as the angel did in Acts 12:

Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. "Quick, get up!" he said, and the chains fell off Peter's wrists.

And what does David say in his letter? That the inner child, the dummy, was told to get up. Incredible!