Take a close look! Today I live for a good beat face!!!! I love to put makeup on to enhance my beauty when I step out. HOWEVER! I didn’t always wear makeup to enhance my beauty. In this pic I was covering up a black eye! I was 20 years old in this pic, it was easter Sunday and nothing was going to stop me from going to church. First off, I didn’t know one thing about makeup, so I always had a lighter shade or it was too dark. I just wanted to cover it up and I used to Pray nobody would ask. I did all this because I knew it was wrong and I was so embarrassed! I didn’t realize the damage I was causing myself of my kids. I was stuck and in love and trying to do anything I could to keep my little family together. It took me 12 years to leave but I did! I’m still trying to recover, and I’m committed to breaking the cycle! I TEACH my boys how to treat women! I have made it a point to make sure they know to NEVER CALL A WOMAN OUT OF HER NAME AND NEVER TO LAY HANDS ON A WOMAN! Now I’m not saying they won’t but all I’m saying is if they EVER and I find out they know what the business is! After all I went through I would not be cool with it. I don’t care how old they get that’s LAW! The point is you have a choice! I choose to stay and allow a man to abuse me. I allowed him to break my self -esteem down! I believe that negro when he told me nobody would want me with 3 kids!! He had me thinking I was this HORRIBLE PERSON!!! Somewhere way deep in the back of my mind I KNEW BETTER! I knew this was not what I saw from my Daddy or either one of my Grandaddies. I knew this wasn’t what I was supposed to be going through! I just THANK GOD HE PULLED ME OUT!!It’s a lifelong journey but I refuse to be abused by ANYONE! ANYMORE!