I have had many abusers in my past. I have lived in many shelters. Who knew you could find freedom at the YWCA? The last time I lived in a shelter with the kids (after I had left this husband 7-8 times already), was it – I was not going back. I went through the 30 day program the YWCA offered. Then I took part in a program called Project Breakthrough at the local Salvation Army. They helped me with rent, and I took budgeting classes, cooking classes, and even a class on criminal thinking. Yep, my thinking was messed up after all that. I’ll save that for another post.
9 thoughts on “He Brought Me Flowers (may trigger – be safe)”
That poem wow… I must encourage you to Google the lyrics of the song Too Beautiful by He Is We! You might be able to relate! I don’t even know you yet I am so proud of you
Wow, that song is creepy true…thank you beautiful.
I am glad you are still here to inspire us all with your strength, your beauty and your voice to be heard and to help others!
Thank you, God is good. 🙂
Phew! Glad to see you are okay now (I was getting worried for a minute there!) 🙂 It IS hard to face the truth but living in denial is pretty tough too 🙁 Blessings!
Thank you so much for ministering to us. You are a special blessing .. God bless you!
Wow. I almost felt a little funny “liking” this post. But it spoke to me and touched me. The poem is beautiful and really, really powerful.
No worries Gail, all is well. I never thought I would share this part of my life, but there are many more women who need a way out of abuse. There is a way, and God does provide. I think the hardest part for me was to face the truth, and stop living in denial. What he did was wrong, and criminal.