I’ve decided to write a personal blog about the impact domestic violence has had on my life and those around me. As uncomfortable as it may be, I feel that it is something that I have become very passionate about.

My hope is that it may inspire someone trapped in the vicious cycle of abuse to breakaway. It could get someone thinking, possibly saving a life. You never know.
Because as I was told by a good friend; “You are enough, never settle. Love yourself, find yourself, and everything else will fall into place.”

There’s a purpose behind every struggle that we face. I never realized my own strength, until now. My faith has been restored, and it is more powerful than ever before.

I’ve got a long way to go. I’m just beginning my journey. I’m placing one foot in front of the other, and I’m going. That’s all that matters.

I want to thank everyone for your continued support, thoughts, prayers, donations (furniture, toys, clothing, hygiene, etc.) and the groceries brought to our door.

Just know that one day when I am able, I will pay that generosity forward. I cannot thank you all enough.

This has been one of the most humbling experiences I have ever had. I’ve literally been knocked down to my knees. 🙏🏻

A big shout out to my family && friends, including my GGC family- the Athens-Clarke Police Department, District Attorneys Office and Victim Advocates, Project Safe, UGA Family Law Clinic, Clarke County DFCS, Clarke County Probation Services, Advantage Behavioral Health, Pathways Counseling, and Peachford Hospital, Atlanta; for your support. 🍃🌻

These are some of the people who fought for me, when I had given up. They saw something in me, that I didn’t know existed.

I’ll never forget the statement made over the phone from the investigator on my case. I was living out of a tent in North Carolina, in the National Forest. He said, “Jennifer, you’re at a crossroad now. You have to make a choice, and your the only one who can make it. Just know that the decision you make will impact the lives of the two little men you’re raising now; who they will grow up to be one day.

I’ll never forget that. My heart.


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