Save Some For Me And what about you?
Could you survive a mans abuse and raise five children, alone?
How did you do it? Is a question I am asked all the time and my answer is always the same, I don't know. But what I did know was that five little lives depended on me. There was no plan, no strategy, I just did it. I’m no hero and there is nothing special about me. In fact at that time I was a shy, compliant mousy stay-at-home-mom and happy in my career of wife and mother. In the book I refer to the mother bear instinct and I believe it was instinct that was the driving force, a lot of therapy that got me through. And, later after the fact, I passed on my wisdom to other single mothers who struggled to survive the hands of abuse. It was the support of other women that got me through the darkest days. Days that were like a tornado blasting through my life. I am grateful to have found sunshine on the other side of the storm.
I had never thought of writing about my life until a colleague suggested that my story was worth telling. I then discovered 'what I wanted to be when I grew up'. Perhaps a little late in life to make such a discovery, but I am grateful for the encouragement from friends and readers who prompted me to add a few chapters and publish a second edition.