My name is Leoni , and I am a fatherless daughter.
I never got to know my father; he died in a car accident when I was only 10 months old.
My mother is the most important person in my life, and she always made sure that I knew how much she loved me. She taught me right from wrong and encouraged me to follow my dreams. She taught me to be kind and loving, but also to stand up for myself when I needed to.
I am grateful for the many sacrifices she made, but growing up without a father has had a profound impact on my life.
The lack of a father figure has caused me to choose partners who are unreliable and abusive. This is because I did not learn how to value myself or how to protect myself from harm during the most crucial years of my life.
I feel like I have always been searching for something that I can’t quite put my finger on—a sense of belonging, perhaps? A sense of security? A sense of purpose? When I look back at my childhood, it feels like there was always something missing from my life. As an adult, I have realized that it wasn’t just one thing that was missing; it was everything! But what does this mean for me today? How has growing up fatherless affected me as an adult woman?
As a woman, you are expected to be strong and independent, but also soft and vulnerable. It’s confusing, and it can make you feel like you’re never good enough—especially when you don’t have the support of a father figure in your life.
I found myself in a relationship with a man who emotionally abused me.
I had never experienced abuse before and didn’t know what it was until I was already in the relationship. As the abuse increased, I found myself feeling more and more isolated. I felt like no one could understand what I was going through, or that they would judge me for being in such a toxic situation.
In all you do, put your faith in God. God protects us, provides for us, and gives us a desire for His righteousness. We must not to be ignorant or absent from the brokenness of our world. To know God is to be aware of sin.
His promises to us are true and trustworthy – His Word is flawless and pure – and they last from generation to generation.
God has promised to heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds.
What He has done for me He will do for you – Let us trust in His love and rest in His Word and believe the truth of God’s Word.
Jesus is the only one who can offer us complete healing!
His grace is sufficient!