Today I spent 2 hours with 10 very courageous women. I facilitated an Art & Creativity for Healing workshop at a shelter for abused women. I have been there many times before. The women change over time, their individual stories are different, but they share abuse in their lives.
They all did a wonderful job expressing their emotions through color and paint. Every time I leave there I am so inspired by their courage. I guess the only thing that is certain is that abuse can happen to women of all ages, races, income levels.... Thank goodness there are places for women and their children to go to make the necessary changes in their lives.
Please say a prayer for these women who have made the biggest step: leaving their abusers. And even more prayers for those who have not yet gained the courage to leave, but are still enduring abuse.