The following is a Guest Post by a fellow blogger who has overcome the odds and not only survived, but thrived after enduring an abusive relationship. It is my priviledge to have this platform to share inspiring stories from everyday women – to inspire those of us who are battling our own set of difficult circumstances. If you’d like to be a guest blogger on the FIERCE WOMEN Blog Series, you can contact me HERE. – One Flawsome Momma
Breaking Free From the Chains of Abuse
By: Christy Hilley at Song of Sapelo Sunset
Abuse does not care if you are black or white, a native or an immigrant.
Abuse does not care if you are a Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Atheist, or Jew.
Abuse does not care if you live in a run-down trailer park, an apartment, or a mansion.
Abuse does not care if you finished high school or college.
Abuse does not care if you are rich or poor.
Many years ago, my children and I were abused.
We were the victims of an abuse so terrible. It wrecked our lives and tore us apart for many years. It robbed us of many years of happiness and true love. It robbed us of years of precious memories together. It robbed us of peace.
However, we never lost hope!
We defied the statistics!
We regained our lives together.
We rebuilt our lives together.
We have made new, precious memories together.
We are building amazing futures together.
My oldest son, who never had a true father figure to love him unconditionally during his childhood, is the MOST AMAZING father! My daughter became an AMAZING artist, studying in a prestigious art school! My baby boy is an accomplished athlete, taking strides toward being a college athlete. I, who lost the career I so dearly loved, built a new career that I love even more! And finally found a true love, who loves both my children and me unconditionally.
There is someone reading this who needs help.
Mom, YOU TOO can defeat the abuse!
For EVERY problem, there is ALWAYS a solution.
I know it seems like you will never find a way out. You WILL! It may be a difficult road. Mom, save yourself some time, and take your children and find help.
LEAVE, and never look back!
There are so many organizations and people who will help you.
Mom, you have a choice!
Choose to help your kids and yourself.
In the end, you will see it is for the best.
You CAN break the chains of abuse!
All the best,
Song of Sapelo Sunset