This hop is very near and dear to my heart as I am a survivor of domestic violence. Generally, I do not speak of the negative aspects of my personal life; however, I felt compelled to share that there is light at the end of the tunnel. You can get your power back! For me, it was a journey. I started out a woman who wondered, "Why can't I do anything right?"..."What is wrong with me?"...I was afraid of everything because I felt there was something wrong with me...I considered myself a failure. Today, in spite of my struggles and doubt, I am better, stronger, wiser, and much happier. Since my growth, I have helped change legislation in my home state. I have met with various politicians, locally and nationally, to raise awareness for this cause. I have even been on Oprah to help shed light on this dark subject that plagues homes across our nation. I also earned my degree. If any one would have told me then what I would ultimately accomplish, I never would have believed them; yet, here I am. For me, I thank God each and every day for giving me a second chance at life, and I pray that one day domestic violence will become obsolete and no other person will have to endure pain at the hands of someone they love.
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