Monday, October 08, 2007

October is also...

Domestic Violence Awareness month.

it aggitates me that this never or rarely gets mentioned because this month is also breast cancer awareness month!

both can save lives and therefore are equally important as far as i'm concerned!

http://www.ncadv.org/takeaction/DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth_134.html

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

you know me from blossomswap and your comment has touched close to home.!5 days ago I once again rescued my teen daughter and her child from this situation.She was so badly beaten the officer taking the photos for court was almost sick.Not the first time unfortunately, but definately the last.She got out and we got help.Long road ahead but she is doing so well I am proud of her and slept more soundly in the last few days than in previous 2 years.People need to stop sweeping it under the carpet and talk about it.There are survival strategies for those still in this position.Get a support person and have a plan.

GardeningJo said...

thank you for stopping by and sharing this with me! i've been in horribly abusive relationships in the past (from my late teens into my late 20's) and that's why i posted this here (and last year here too)! i wish you, your daughter and grand child all the best for a happy, healthy & safe life! i will tell you one thing though: things didn't get better for me until the day i realized i'd really had enough and wanted better for myself. i hope this happens for your daughter a lot sooner than it did for me! and if you ever need someone to talk to (via this blog or blossom swap) i'm here!

GardeningJo said...

correction! that was from my mid teens to late 20's!