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Rise From The Ashes

I have always been a people person. I have always done my best to make everyone around me happy. That has gotten me into some pretty sad and traumatic situations. I married young. Typical cheerleader marrying the star receiver kind of situation. Little did I know that lurking inside this man I loved, was a monster. I was beaten and broken in anyway he could find possible. I lived in complete horror and terror for over a year before I was able to find the strength to find help and get away from him. That was 16 years ago. I still struggle daily with the things that happened to me, and that I took so long to find the courage to save myself. I am now remarried to a good man with 2 amazing children, but I still have episodes of panic and horror from time to time. I have always identified with the phoenix, feeling as if I rose from the ashes and became something beautiful. During my last episode of depression and anxiety I came across Zox. I loved all of the straps and their meanings so much, and could not decide on just one, so I subscribed to the mystery club. I was lucky enough to be invited to the Zox groups on Facebook and happened across an auction for Rebirth. I talked with my husband and we set a limit on what I could bid (he knew how much this would mean to me) and I placed my first bid. By the grace of God I was able to win that auction. Now, when I start to feel darkness closing in, I put on that strap to remind me that I have been reborn!!!! I am no longer that weak person, afraid of her shadow. I am a beautiful, fiery phoenix rising from the ashes!!!!!! Rebirth keeps me grounded, and has helped me be a better mother and wife. I will forever be grateful to Zox for helping me be the best me I can be. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!