Thursday, October 1, 2015

The hop to stop (2nd post for today)



October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Did you know one out of three women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. That is 33% of all women. Domestic violence can happen to any one. Rich, poor, smart, professional- it doesn't matter.


This is a tough topic for me. I rarely share this with others but, I was one of those 33%. I was lucky. I had strong family support and was able to escape my situation before it became really bad. Other women aren't so lucky. 


 Becca over at The Damsel in Distress is hosting The Hop to Stop to raise awareness of domestic violence. There are amazing sponsors who are offering some great prizes.



Check out Becca's page to join in the fun and to show your support. All you have to do is make a card that features purple- the color of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 


18 comments:

Becca Cruger said...

Dearest Sue - one of the greatest things about this Hop is that I will get to "meet" more incredible, powerful, creative, kind women like you who are willing to talk about their stories. This issue has been a silent one for too long and I am SO grateful that you gave us a little insight into who you are.
I'm sending you LOTS of extra hugs today.
Thank you for linking up this adorably sweet creation - It's soooooo stinkin' cute and that sentiment is sheer perfection for this topic.

Lee-Anne said...

Thank you for sharing your story, Sue! Sending some hugs your way for all that you've been through! Love that sentiment...just perfect!

Michele Henderson said...

Beautiful card, Sue! Thanks for sharing about yourself and this great card too! Sending you hugs!
Take care!
Michele

Chris D. said...

Sue, your card is absolutely amazing, just like you! Thank you for sharing a bit about yourself. You are a strong, amazing woman! ((hugs!))

Jerrie said...

What a beautiful card! For the ones that don't get out of the situation because of love, financial reasons, family etc. my heart goes out to them. I am glad you recognized it was time to get away before a greater consequence could happen. Hugs to you and thanks for sharing. I know it is hard to talk about and a subject that people prefer to stay away from.

Dotty Jo x said...

A beautiful card, Sue. I found myself in an abusive relationship in my early twenties and feel very lucky that I was also able to move on from such a potentially damaging situation. Hugs to you, Jo x

Jade Morrison said...

Hello Sue, Fantastic card. Thank you for sharing your story. Lots of love and hugs. I am visiting you via Becca's blog for the Hop To Stop Cause.

Jade xx

Nancy Thomas said...

Beautiful card - the sentiment is just perfect. Thank you for sharing your brave story with us.

Joyce said...

This is a wonderful card, and a great way to highlight a very important issue.

Lisa said...

How sweet this is....beautiful sentiment too...

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Sue, beautiful card! Perfect sentiment and great stamp set!

Mynn Kitchen said...

Sue, this is absolutely darling and sweet! LOVE the simple layout--it really helps highlight the importance of the sentiment! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

PS: If you're looking for another chance to win with the Hop to Stop, make sure to stop by my blog and comment! www.mynnettekitchenonastampage.blogspot.com :)

Frozenstamper said...

Sue,
Your transparency is winsome! Your card is so sweet! Glad you had such wonderful family support, I did as well <3.

Sharron said...

Love your sweet card! The darling little girl and wonderful sentiment are perfect!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Such a sweet card for The Hop to Stop. It caught my eye and I stopped in to get a closer look. The image is adorable and I think the sentiment is so appropriate for the hop. Thank you for supporting this worthwhile and very serious issue.

Taunya Butler said...

Adorably cute and hope bringing card - love the message of it!! I am proud of you and thank you for sharing you with us!!! Love that cute side border on this card - so fun and represents all the love that a card such as this would hold!!! Have a great day!!

Shelly said...

Aww...this is so sweet!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

This is so darling.