We've Won a Battle But Not the War
Without going into elaborate detail, my sister left her emotionally abusive husband of several years and moved in with a man who started to physically abuse her.
The physical abuse started only a few weeks ago but it escalated quickly.
After seeing bruises on her my other sister alerted the rest of the family and we have been working on her almost around the clock to convince her to leave and show her the support and love she needs.
My mother called me with great news in that my sister called this morning and asked my parents to come and get her, her child and their things.
The only disheartening part was when she said, "And who knows, maybe in the future things will work out and I can go back."
We know she is battered woman from her years with her ex and after today's rescue mission (my mother is putting together an army of volunteers to get in there and get everything out before he comes home from work) we are going to try to find her counseling and support groups that will help her find the strength to emotionally leave him as well.
Any prayers, thoughts or advice anyone could give would be greatly appreciated.
We're so grateful to have won this one battle but, as stated, this is not over.