Dad had been gone all week on his sales trip. He arrived home bright and early Saturday morning. The kids were all in the living room watching television, but Mom was nowhere in the vicinity. “Where’s your mother,” asked Dad. “The poor battered woman is in the bathroom cleaning herself and the two year old up,” answered Stephanie, the oldest of the children. “Battered woman? What? What are you talking about, Stephanie? Did something happen to Mom,”asked Dad, now alarmed. “I’ll say,” said Tommy, the second oldest child. “Little Mike got so excited about pancakes for breakfast, he grabbed the bowl of batter, and threw it up in the air. He got batter all over himself and Mom.” Isn’t motherhood awesome?! I think so; and I mean that with all my heart. LOL
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Please encourage a survivor, and let a victim know she’s not alone, or, that he’s not alone. Please light a candle for all the victims who did not survive, but lost their lives to this. Thank you to all those who stood beside me. I am eternally in your debt, and eternally grateful for your help. From a survivor … Yes, you will laugh again, my dear…keep fighting! You’re not alone.
Love you from Cafe du Mondieu
Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, October 1, 2019, 12:32 p.m.