She was afraid, but she valued her children’s lives too much to ignore the signs. If she didn’t do something and something quick, there would be no salvation coming their way. In the middle of the night she snuck into their room and grabbed everything she could shove into a duffel bag. All their favorite clothes, toys and whatever else she could carry. She hid the bag under the bed and when came home in the morning she went around the corner from where he was sitting and slid the duffel bag under the seat of the car. Sneaking out of the house with the bag was just the beginning. She had to pretend all was okay as she gathered the children and placed them in their car seats for their planned visit with family. He never suspected a thing.
She sought refuge at the only place she knew would not turn her away; her childhood home. All of the brothers came in from around the country to show their support and throw the ring of family around her and her children.
Some people aren’t so lucky; and others don’t have the courage to do it.
EVERYONE needs to have a safe refuge – even if it is a dog house!