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A very sad evening

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on October 19, 2008 - 10:06pm

Well, I have decided that I'm going to do something. I've tried to make an effort before, but now I realize that sometimes you just don't know who you might help. Today, one of my very closest friends finally did something. Something that none of us who know her ever knew about. She put a stop to domestic violence. Unfortunately, it was in her own home. And it has been for the 14 years she's been married. I won't go into all the personal details. I will just say that her family is very dear to mine. Every member of my family loves every member of hers as if we were blood relatives. Perhaps even more than that! We are devastated by this news, and pray that she, her kids, and her husband all get the help that each of them needs. But had I been more vocal when I first began to speak out against domestic violence, their oldest daughter might not have gotten hurt. That's what it took for my friend to finally say enough's enough. One of her children got hurt. True, she's hurt herself as well, but...her daughter...

So. As I'm grieving and trying to figure out where my best place to be is in all of this...offering to help any way that I can...I realized that it is October. To top it all off, it's National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I am a Mary Kay consultant--a company that advocates awareness to end domestic violence--and I didn't realize until over halfway through the month that it's October--the month to really get the info out there. As if there's a time not to! So, should any of you--also dear friends--need to know this, the phone number is 1-800-799-7233. The website is www.nnedv.org. At the very top of that website, there is a safety alert giving you emergency contact information, as well as an "escape button" that will help you to leave the website quickly if necessary. I beg you. Make a plan. Get out of a dangerous situation. You can do it! Find the way.

Much love and prayer to all of you...
Micah

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