Those of you who read my blog know that I counsel victims of domestic violence. Every day, these precious women come into my office and tell me their tragic stories. They have been beaten, throttled, raped, burned, had boiling water poured on them, had their family heirlooms broken in front of them, watched their animals tortured, and have been helpless as they knew their children were witnesses to most of these.
Unless you have walked this road, you have no right – repeat, no right – to criticize or comment negatively in any way. You have no idea the journey these dear ones have taken, or how hard it is to get off this road.
Well, one of my dear friends has made it! No longer is she hiding under a pseudonym. “Ida Mae,” whom many of you have met before in much earlier posts, has come out into the sunshine. Her divorce from the brute she married will be finalized in two weeks. My friend’s name is CONNIE. She is beautiful. And one day she will show the world her face, when she feels it is time.
Well done, dearest. So proud of you for crawling on broken glass to freedom. I am honored to know you.