Wow… it seems like forever since I’ve managed to get a post in over here. There has been so much going on, I wouldn’t know how to give a complete update… I finished school, yay! I started selling Stampin’ Up!® again, yay! I’m getting more and more involved in the women’s ministry at church, yay!… Continue reading October
If you’ve read my blog before, and I hope you have, then you know that I spent 10 years of my life living in an abusive marriage. I cannot remember how much I have told you drugs and alcohol addiction played a part in the abuse, but it did. A big part, although the abuse… Continue reading Addiction, Abuse, and How You Can Make a Difference
I’ve answered the question, “why did you stay” plenty of times. No one ever asks how this happened though. I cannot think of one time when someone asked me how I found myself in that position. There isn’t a simple answer to that question. It kind of sneaks up on you. You don’t wake up… Continue reading How did this happen?
I called 911 once. I was pregnant with B, and D was probably about 8 months old. Once again, an argument had escalated. It ended up with me laying on the bed, D crying in the other room, and him choking me. I remember the feeling, not being able to get any air, thinking that… Continue reading 911 what's your emergency?
Check out the National Domestic Violence Hotline’s Million Voices Campagin… Can you lend your voice?
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, here are some statistics from the National Domestic Violence Hotline’s website. Please visit for more information, and to see how you can help, or get help. Please remember, it can happen to anyone… The Harris Poll 2006 Approximately 8 in 10 (79%) respondents recall “seeing or hearing something”… Continue reading October
I am a survivor of domestic violence. I was a battered woman. I survived, but more than that, I have thrived, in spite of, and possibly in some ways because of what I went through. Those are such hard things to say out loud, yet I have to. I need to give them voice, to… Continue reading Out Loud
My wonderful cousin has been posting selections from her daily Bible reading as bulletins on myspace. This was her offering today. It really struck a chord in my spirit… Colossians 3:12-15 (New Living Translation) 12 Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility,… Continue reading Forgiveness…
Why did I stay? I have asked myself that so many times. I’m still learning, still discovering little reasons, still dealing with why and how it all happened. Every person is different, and until you find yourself in that situation, you don’t know how you will react. I would have told you that no man… Continue reading Why…
I used to have one of those pepper spray key chains. You know, the kind that they sell at survival stores and self defense classes. They don’t protect you, but give you that extra time if you need it to get away. I worked odd hours, sometimes until 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning at… Continue reading Pepper Spray