And another story confided in my recently – a women back in the 60’s who was physically abused by her husband. He was in the military and she was a stay at home mom. How much of this is still going on. It’s sad – for all parties involved.
On a lighter side - another friend (male) says to keep his wife happy, he just says “yes dear”. He stays happy that way too:)
My poem for this month – April:
IF I HAD KNOWN
If I had known what trouble you were bearing;
What griefs were in the silence of our face;
I would have been more gentle, and more caring,
And tried to give you gladness for a space.
I would have brought more warmth into the place,
If I had know.
If I had known what thoughts despairing drew you;
(Why do we never try to understand?)
I would have lent a little friendship to you,
And slipped my hand within your hand,
And made your stay more pleasant in the land,
If I had know. (Mary Carolyn Davies)
Have a wonderful April,