I was so sad when I took this picture. I was 8 months pregnant and my marriage was severely failing. I've never called my mom crying sooo much ever in my life! There were times I just wanted to crawl in a hole and disappear. There were days I dreaded leaving work because it meant I had to go home and deal with someone who had grown so hateful towards me. I'm usually a very silly upbeat person but the verbal and emotional abuse and manipulation was wearing on me. Pregnancy is supposed to be a happy period in your life and here I was dealing with anxiety and panic attacks. I excused a lot of bad behavior. I tried to "pray on it" but it didn't work. On March 13th, I was kicked out and abandoned by someone I swore before God to love and ride with til the end of our days. I was given less than 24hrs to be completely moved out. I was in a whole new state and didn't know ANYONE outside of my husband and his family. All of this was the same day I was discharged from the hospital after going into preterm labor. My possessions were being packed up by him and his mother. I was so hurt. I felt so betrayed. After all I've given and THIS was how they carried me?! What about the baby? What about Isis being in school? What about my job? Where tf do I go from here? A million questions running thru my head and no time to even shed a tear. I called a moving company, packed my car, got my baby out of school and moved back to Atlanta within HOURS. Within two weeks I enrolled in real estate class. Passed with a 94% average. Had my baby. Bought everything she needed without the help of him or his family. Found a new stream of income that begins July 31st. Might have shed a couple tears but I never looked back. I had to remind myself that it's ok to be alone. To not be ashamed of my situation. I value my personal happiness and peace of mind more than I value a sucky marriage. I owe it to my daughters to provide an environment where there's love and stability. I share this because maybe you or someone u know is in a situation that they think they can't walk away from. The external scars have healed and I'm working on the internal ones. And most of all...I'm working on being TRULY happy!