Rebecca and Courtney build a bridge in a ditch that is symbolic of their plight to bridge the gap between the little girls that were hurt and the grown women they’ve had to become to survive. It is their story, but it is your story. What sacrifices did you have to make as you survived the hands that hurt you? What part of yourself do you hide away and shelter from the word for fear of hurt? The walls you’ve built, they will come down. It will be okay. You’re not alone.
For all the women who’ve had to go back and get the little girl they’d left behind. Bridges. My song. Your song. The road to healing.
Your best friend confided in you. Your sister wants to change. Your relationship with your mom is broken. Your husband struggles with your depression. Whether for you or for someone in your life, Restitution is a message of hope that speaks loudly, “YOU ARE NOT A VICTIM ANY LONGER!” It is a novel-like approach, based on a true story, that embodies the triumph over pain we all seek and hope for. Give the gift of healing to someone you love today.
Amy lost the use of her legs and would never walk again.
Rebecca’s father, after murdering her mother, was dying in her care.
Courtney was estranged from her family after telling the truth of her abuse.
They had one thing in common.
How do you take terrible, awful circumstances and broken relationships and turn them around?
BE THE CHANGE.
These characters, in this based on a true story novel, lend us the lesson that we are accountable for discovering and fighting for peace, love, and joy in our lives. We cannot expect others to save us. We must save ourselves.
No matter what situation you are in right now, you are not helpless. Whether on bended knee, at the King’s throne, or your ultimate decision to let them go and fix yourself first …. BE THE CHANGE.
You’ve got this.
YOU MATTER. You can. Be. The. Change.
As Rebecca lay there, bloodied and bruised, I wanted to chase after her father and give him just a taste of what he’d done to my best friend. To his daughter. How dare he? What had she done to deserve it? Yet, she lay, barely breathing in the dark room, curled up like an infant without tears; unable to hate.
Despite the abuse for Rebecca, and the accident for Amy, and my own demons begging for redemption, something within us knew that one day, somehow, it would be made right.
And it was.
When innocence is lost at such an early age, Rebecca and Courtney struggle with their identity. As they grow, parts of the little girls they once were are left behind. A brokenness occurs. They do what they must to survive. The ultimate discovery however is that they must do whatever they can to reclaim those pieces of themselves and heal them. Courtney goes back in time and confronts her abuser. Rebecca faces her father on his death bed. Sometimes, being true to who you are means having the courage to save the little girl you left behind. Restitution, the act of taking what is rightfully yours; back.
Restitution explores the travesty that occurs when secrets are kept and the innocent go unprotected. Finding your voice takes courage, compassion, and sometimes a best friend who has faith in you long enough for you to believe yourself. Whatever your story, your journey, or your secrets … know, your voice matters. Is it time for you to tell?