Image 19The old year was a good year for me.

I have loved the moments of this year
my goodness,
what blessings I have in my life
I should count them up more often

None of this would be even remotely possible
had the batterer in my life
been allowed to continue to degrade and destroy me
little by little
piece by piece

I was ready to die so many times
I wanted to die,
It was the only way to escape

I am so grateful that I was wrong.
so very grateful that my two little girls had the courage
to help me to stand on my own two legs
and walk out the door with them.