Not long ago I was wandering the store and felt a tap on the shoulder. I recognized the woman from my past right away. She was grinning from ear to ear and bubbling over to share her news: “I’m on my own now, I finally got fed up with the 'situation I was in.' I have a job now and doing well, I feel good”.
Relief flooded over me hearing her words. I knew this woman's particular "situation" all too well. Countless talks with her had convinced me that getting out was the best and most healthy thing for her and her kids. We had intervened in the past when their safety was threatened, but she was stuck in a dangerous pattern.
She went on to say: “I have friends that are in the same position I was and I want to help them out. Good Samaritan was a great place for me to evaluate my life and to find out my “situation” really was not hidden! There are a lot of women are in the same situation. I am on my own and doing ok! I love Good Sam’s and will always come back. "
Stories like this remind me what incredible strength of spirit the people we meet everyday can have. Starting over on your own is not an east feat, and requires community support. That is why Good Samaritan is here. We are privileged to get to know the people in the community, help them out and sometimes share their stories. Thank you for reading and have a blessed day!
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