Day 23 is dedicated Domestic Violence Awareness
October is a month dedicated to Domestic Violence Awareness. However, I feel this topic should be addressed all year long. Why? Because, domestic violence touches everyone and is everyone's business! Domestic violence violates a person’s dignity, safety, and basic human rights. Domestic violence should not happen to anybody but it does...every day.
Many years ago (1998 to be exact), I needed help and thankfully a few people refused to turn their backs on me. Those wonderful people got my children and I into a clean, safe place to live and helped us get back on our feet. I learned that life is not full of harsh words, physical pain, and sleepless nights. I am eternally grateful for the kindness, caring and love shown to my children and I. Without those special people I am not sure where I would be today.
So, if someone you know is suffering...help them. Do not turn your back. If you are suffering, please get help! Getting help or helping someone can save lives!