I Was Assaulted By A Stranger

It was about 8 1/2 years ago. I was in a laundramat got grabbed from behind by some unknown guy. Never saw his face and he groped me. Then tried to remove my pants and I jabbed him lightly with my elbow. It then turned him mad. I was beaten with his fist and slammed to the ground. I sat still and soon felt no weight on my back. I looked around to see if he was hiding. he was gone. I've been in therapy since this. I have trust issues with men. I recieved a broken cheek bone and brow bone on the right side. I still have plate for the cheek bone. this also happened 5 days after i turned 19.

I believe I was saved by not seeing his face.   I do often wonder.  But I don't think God wanted me to be burdened by that. 
gcmest22 gcmest22
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1 Response Jul 20, 2010

Sorry for your horrible experience. You may be right in that God saved you from seeing his face, as I can imagine it would've haunted you. I absolutely hate going to laundromats and feel blessed that I've always had a washer and dryer in my home. On a few occasions I've had to go though, once when on vacation and a couple of times when mine broke and I was waiting on my new ones to show up after my old ones broke. I know it can take a while to heal from our emotional wounds, sometimes more than our physical ones. God Bless