When I came back to Atlanta I hoped my husband’s actions would improve but he became worse. God started opening my eyes and revealing that I was experiencing so much difficulty because of the choice that I made. The abuse went on for a few months until my close friend found me an apartment to move into. By this time my business was impacted, my finances were exhausted, I was in deep debt and our house was in foreclosure. When I was down to my last $600, I had to make a decision to pay my rent to stay in Atlanta with my business or take the money and run. In November 2008 I finally decided to rent a U-Haul and my 21 year old son drove my daughter and I back home to my family in Lockport.
Leap out of Love
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. Romans 12:17
My original intention was not divorce because I thought that was wrong and I didn’t like failing at anything. I hoped that some time apart would help my husband totally heal. Also I didn’t want our separation to taint my 14 year old daughter’s relationship with her father. Unfortunately, he remained abusive over the phone and didn’t care to keep in contact with his daughter. So I became a single parent again.