If you are a praying person, please send one up for my neighbor. (She of the SWAT-team-necessitating husband.) She stopped by yesterday to ask us to call 911 if we saw him in the neighborhood. She’s had enough and is sporting a restraining order and what I hope will be her last bruise ever.
My only previous encounter with her was to ask her to keep an eye on my house while we were on vacation, so I’ve never known for sure that he was beating her. It’s silly what keeps us from really knowing each other, isn’t it? I mean, in retrospect I wish I’d been a little less worried about her privacy and a little more concerned about a neighbor’s safety.
Let’s all pray that she’ll be safe now, and that he will be motivated to get the help he needs.