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aunties courage
Created By: Sharon Thompson

I was a young newlywed, who's husband had a mental breakdown when he came back from war. Because of his problems his mother wanted him to return home, but not really wanting me there. But knowing we had wed just a few months before his breakdown, she reluctantly decided to allow me to go home with him. Not even two weeks after our arrival she decided it was time for me to go get a job so I wouldn't be with her son so much. I had never been in a big city before, nor one so far from my family, and I didn't knowmy way around. Nor did anyone decide to show me. They threw the car keys across the room at me and told me to go get lost, when I found a job I could return, if I could find my way. It had hurt me so deeply, and scared the words out my mouth for anything to say. I grabbed my purse and coat, and ran out the door determined to find a job so I could return back to her home for a nights rest. Then maybe plan my permanently leaving to go back to my family some 2000 miles away by walking if necessary. I drove in circles till I began to recognize streets and buildings. I was cold and hungry so I stopped at the first place I could. I walked and got a job. I then left to go back to my mother -in-laws home. Upon my return my in-laws and husband went crazy and began to beat me, not even giving me a chance to tell them I found a job. The beating lasted for almost an hour, and I then retreated to the hiding of the bedroom while my husband and in-laws yelled and screamed at me for who knows how long, from the other room. I fell asleep crying. The next morning I woke, and left early. I was beaten so bad my new boss didn't let me work for a week. I stayed away all day out of fear of returning. My husbands aunt saw me one day after I left the house and followed me. I was so scared of her for fear of what she would do. I went to the park across town, sat down and began to cry. She came to me from behind, and said my name then proceeded to sit with me. She hugged me and told me she was sorry for the horrible treatment. She then asked me to meet her the next day, which I did,right there in the same park. She brought me a prayer shawl, and told me I would always be blessed with love when I needed it most. I still wear it when I need it most, and Thank God for good people- great women in my life.

This happened 20 years ago. I have given several away to people I have helped with the same blessings following them. I put in every moment to it even today that I can. The thankfulness and love has returned to me many times over. Even my son has returned the love when he had troubles. Pass on all the blessings you can- you may save someone, help someone from being down or dieing. We are all here to share life and give to each other, whether we know it or not. Let someone know YOU care and you love them being here.

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