"She is clothed in strength and dignity
And she laughs without fear of the future."
I made this for a friend who recently endured a bout of domestic violence on the dating scene. I am so proud of her for standing up for herself and not putting up with it. She called the cops, and the guy was sentenced to jail for 9 months (but only served 3 for "good behavior"--kind of ironic, huh?).
She deserves so much more ... She has strength, dignity, laughter, and love. I wish her all things good. All things this dude could not see nor appreciate in her.
And still -- it makes me sad, because we lost a family member last February to domestic violence. She was my age, murdered in her own home by her boyfriend of 5 years. Not everyone lives through it.
So I post this here for ALL women who have lived through similar ugly situations. They are Survivors. My hope is that they will KNOW their true worth in this world is without price, that they learn what they will NOT put up with, that they find the people who will love and treat them well.
May it be so ...