Jan. 4, 2021

What If... (Connie J...)

...I had left, as soon as I saw them bring all that alcohol into the house?

...those ungrateful children had been satisfied with the inexpensive toys we ended up getting them, this year, because money was so tight? Maybe he wouldn't have broken them, in front of the crying group, and thrown them all away...they're only 3, 7, and 10...

...the dog had just chased her new ball, when thrown? He may not have beaten her, in response...

...we hadn't gone to my parents. Maybe they wouldn't have pouted like a "petulant teenager"; and the Holidays may have been a little more pleasant.

...I had used the mixer to make the potatoes creamier, instead of hand mashing like my Mother always did. My burns are almost healed from them flinging them at me, right after I took them off the stove...

...I had said no, when they me wanted to "try something new", sexually, with one of their friends. Then berate me the next day, because "it only happened because they were drunk"? I should have known better...

...they hadn't seen the text of me sharing how abusive they were, with my bff. At least my bruises are easier to hide, this time...

*October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Please share this, no matter what month it is, to help get the word out. The Victim has to make the choice - but, "What If..." they read something you sent them, that makes the difference? #walkinTHEIRshoes

*I will be sharing a "What If..." post on the first Monday, of every month. I would love to share YOUR "what ifs". Please send your "What If..." ideas to Connie J... - beamererin@yahoo.com; or through Ozer, at the website or email, ozerministries@att.net.