A year ago today marks the anniversary of Morgan Myers and her unborn baby's murder. Stabbed in the parking lot of Wal Mart by the man who "loved" her. Love does not hurt and never murders. Abusive relationships are NOT love. it is control and sickness the abuser has.
In honor of my friend take a moment to reflect your relationship. If it abusive and not honoring, leave. No one deserves to be abused and its not ok. 3 woman a day in America are murdered by their lovers. 3 will be murdered today. None of them thinking it would go that far, don't be next.
Morgan's murder does not have to be in vain, let it help others leave and be safe. I used to speak because of my pain with domestic violence, now I speak for Morgan as well.
Break the silence of domestic violence. Society's dirty little secret. Did you know 1 in 4 are victims, look around....you know or are one of them.....there is help. There are places that won't judge you and just help you. Life Line is a new shelter in Myrtle Beach, call the MB Police Department to be connected. My group Casa II (search on Facebook) is always available to talk, please reach out! If you know someone in it, share the info. Let no other family feel the pain of losing their mom to this like Presley, Lisa, Memphis, and Denver.
Domestic Violence Awareness Hotline: 1800-799-7233
If you or someone you know needs help...call the hotline. Seek out a friend or family member for help.
Burn a purple candle for sweet Morgan today, ironically her favorite color and DV awareness color. Power in purple!
Here is a quote from an article on me and my journey through DV. It is powerful truth!
“I want anyone that is reading this and being abused to know, abuse is never your fault, no matter what it is that sets them off. There is no reason ever for a spouse to lift their hand in violence against you,” Wilde said. “You might think that you can help or save them but you can’t. You only have the power to save you and your kids. You have to make the right choice and when I made that choice it was like my life was given back to me. My mom said to me and it hit hard right before I left, you are the daughter of the highest of high kings. Put your crown on and wear it proud. When I did that, my life changed and it was mine again. Not only did I put on my crown, I went from victim to survivor. There is joy after the pain. You have to keep the faith.”
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