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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Lessons

I’m shifting out of it, now. The fear has dissipated. The frustration has ebbed. My desires now stem from wanting to do and be better instead of basic survival. I’m glad. I keep trying to do this life in absolutes. I keep trying to find the¬†fix, the solution, the end to the fear. I keep […]

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Holes

Moment to moment. That’s how I’m living right now. It used to be one day at a time. That’s too long. Moment to moment. I’m not sure why. I’m tired of trying to figure it out. I currently live in a world of extremes. He’s attacking and on the prowl, stalking me and wanting the […]

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Favorite Books

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Below, you’ll find a list of books that have helped and inspired me in my healing. I’ll add to the list as I go, and if you have selections or works that have been beneficial to you, please comment and share so we can all benefit from your discoveries.   Loving What Is: Four Questions […]

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Favorite Music

Here are a few songs that have helped me through the tough times. Some are main stream, some indie, some metal, some religious. Scroll through and see if anything speaks to you. Comment your own favorites below and lets build an inspiring and empowering playlist! (No explicit lyrics, please.) Rise Katy Perry Yes, please! Not […]

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Getting Out

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It’s incredibly difficult for people in abusive situations to recognize exactly how bad things are–at least, it was for me. I remember one day, toward the end of things, after he had once again repeated his destructive behaviors and I had once again forgiven him and decided to give him “one more chance,” I was […]

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She is Me

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Too many bad days in a row. He’s been on the attack too many days in a row. He demands too much. He expects everything from everyone and recognizes the boundaries and feelings of no one. The kids have learned they have a choice. They’ve learned they have a voice. They are making themselves heard. […]

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Trust

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Feeling very weary today. I had to report him, yet again. I hate doing it. I hate making him accountable. I’ve always sucked at doing so and it hasn’t gotten any easier. He needs help. He needs to be forced into treatment. He is so sick and his mind is gone and I don’t know […]

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