THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Thursday, March 13, 2008

My Friend...

Remember my friend who has been in a very physically and verbally abusive marriage for the past 6 years? She called me yesterday to tell me that she left him. Now, I have had this same phone call about 6 times now. But she's been gone for 3 weeks, she signed a 1 year lease on a condo and packed up everything she had while he was on a business trip....even half of the Christmas ornaments. I think this might really be true. Please pray with me that she doesn't go back this time. She has 3 children who have been been verbally abused, threatened and have witnessed everything that has happened to her. Two are grown now, but one is still with her. They need this to be 'real this time' too.

23 comments:

OH MY #6 said...

Yes, I am Irish!

Wow, good for her she has a long struggle a head of her. I hope she stays strong.

Lea

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

So glad to hear that she is getting the strength to try and heal this painful process..
I will be hoping and praying she keeps her strength.
Have a Great Week..

Mark, Rebecca and Sophia said...

Oh my. So glad that your friend has developed the courage to take these steps. I'll pray for her.

3D said...

Hoping and praying that this is it. Hope she finds strength and courage to move ahead.

Keep smilin!

Alyson & Ford said...

Prayers to your friend and kids...And for the husband to do the right thing and to never harm them again.

peace
fm

Gail said...

Praying for your friend to have strength to continue on the path she is on right now.

Dolores and Shawn said...

I hope too that this time it sticks. You're friend did the best thing for herself and her children. I'll be sending positive vibes.

Noemi said...

Praying that she stays in this path and finds the strength and the courage to do what is best for her and her kids...

Leigh Ann said...

No...:) Hope she finds the strength to stay away - for good!

Somewhere In The Sun said...

I'm praying she will keep the strength she found to leave.

~Lynn

kerri said...

Please, please,I hope she has found her strength.My prayers are with her...

The Byrd Family said...

Praying for this family. So thankful she took that first big step, how terribly hard this must have been for her.

Patricia/NYC said...

Praying for her continued strength & courage!!

jennifer said...

I am so glad she's out. I will pray that she has the courage to not go back.

Dawn said...

Praying for her strength during this very difficult time.

Janet said...

Oh, I pray that it IS real.

mommy24treasures said...

I pray for her to have the strength and courage to do this.

cougchick said...

I'm prayin' for her RMJ!!!

nikki said...

I will definitely pray...this will not be an easy time for your friend, for sure! Only God can heal her heart and give her the strength she'll need.

Denise C said...

I will be lifting her in prayer! May God's grace be sufficient for all of her needs!!!!

Sweet blessings,
Denise

Lori said...

I will say a pray for your friend to stay strong.
And no, I am not Irish. :)

Steffie B. said...

Oh how I remember you sharing this story with me on one of our GNO....I'll keep her in my prayers!
Have a great weekend!

lindanuts said...

It is possible to leave and survive and eventually flourish. I am living proof. When you talk to your friend, tell her a support group is a great help; the fellowship, the being able to talk to someone that really understands. It really helps. And a good faith group; maybe a church family...just a thought.