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.
You see him smiling, laughing all the time,
But he brought me flowers,
So which man do I believe in today?
Will the pain ever end?