I May Not Be There Yet, But I’m Closer Than I Was Yesterday

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I can only take one day at a time; sometimes, I can only take one minute at a time.

I am a survivor of domestic violence. I was married to a man for 17 years who abused me in every possible way. I have been through counseling along with my son, and I can state the above quote, “I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.” I have been away from him for almost six years now but to do so, I had to move 1500 miles away from my home to find peace, happiness, and safety for my son and me. I do not regret any of the trials I had to overcome; they just made me a better person, a better mother, a better friend, a better colleague, a better student, and most importantly, a better human being.

I wanted to share some information with you because, in my experience, there is a stigma in that when someone hears the word “abuse” immediately physical abuse comes to mind. That happened to me as well, but I would rather have been beaten up any day of the week than to deal with the emotional abuse. I now suffered from PTSD and GAD.

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Enough Is Enough!

Enough lives have been lost.

Enough families have been destroyed.

Enough women and children live in fear.

Enough excuses have been tolerated.

Enough violence has been allowed to happen again.

And Again…


~ Family Violence Council “Enough is Enough” Workshop

I Walk Because…

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I love you Jacob and will always be here to support you.

Dear Jacob William August Klein,

I walk because I would venture anywhere to help you reach your potential. I walk because I am your mother.

I walk because you are a gift from God. You have made me a more useful person, a more fit mother, a better woman, and a more valuable human being.

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Better that Everyone Else


I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.

~ Ken Venturi

I love quotes so you will see a lot of them each day. Check out two other blogs I post my quoted designs on one and others’ quoted designs on the other.


~ Holley