I can't tell you how strongly I feel about helping Woman and yes even men in abusive relationship. I think to push around your partner is just stupid and no matter how upset you get just take a walk. When I was going through my divorce no matter how upset we got we never said anything very hurtful and never hurt each other physically. I just don't know why people have to get abusive. Terrible what some people go through. One of the people that work for the organization came and talked and gave a great story about someone who was in a bad place but with the help of Safe Journey she is now doing wonderful. With all the things that go wrong in the world, its good to see how many people fight for good, fight to help others and fight for a better world.
They had a doll show where all the kids stood up and someone red about their doll or bear. They explained what they were wearing and why they were special. Quinn wanted to just watch so she didn't go up but maybe next year. It was very cute and there were some very cute dolls and stuffed animals. The kids were all so proud.
After we all sat down and had our tea and cookies! Then we sat and waited to see if we won any of the prizes. We sat and waited as they called out other numbers. Quinn was so cute she said "maybe next prize" she had her heart set on a tea set. We didn't end up winning but what happend next was so so generous. She started crying and a woman came over and gave us a prize she won. She told us when her daughter was little she didn't win and someone gave her a their prize when she got upset. I thought it was so sweet, just pay it forward she said. We thanked her, and with all the evil in the world things like that help fight it. When good things like that happen it makes us stronger and able to push down the bad.
In the end we had such a great day, the event raised over $2,000! Quinn had so much fun, after we left and went back to my parents for some lunch and then hung out. Later that day we just stayed in and relaxed. I can't wait for next year!
Enjoy the pics!