Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers and those who serve as mother figures. We know that the role of motherhood is not always an easy one. Over the years, we’ve met some amazing women who’ve overcome adversities related to domestic abuse. Many of these women are mothers who were not sure if they would make it out of their situation or how their children would be affected in the short term as well as the long term. They were not sure how they’d take care of their families. Tangibles such as soap, tissue and other toiletries were sometimes a challenge to come by. Making sure their children had clean clothes and food was a top priority. There were job changes and transportation challenges. I could go on and on. But, somehow, these women have persevered. I know them. I understand them. I was them.

Walking Into A New Life, Inc. has chosen to serve in specific areas for a specific reason. It’s easy to tell people to leave an abusive relationship. However, when you’re caring for children, you have to ensure that they are safe and provided for as well. That can be a challenging assignment. WIANL applauds the women who do what it takes to not only survive, but to thrive and live a life they and their children can be proud of. Happy Mother’s Day Moms around the world. Your commitment to yourselves and your family are acknowledged and greatly appreciated.