“No one ever tells us to stop running away from fear…the advice we usually get is to sweeten it up, smooth it over, take a pill, or distract ourselves, but by all means make it go away. (5)”
― Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heartfelt Advice for Hard Times
I am proud to know and work with true warriors, facing the fear, sitting with it, trying to understand it and from that pain, suffering and resolve – working towards peace for ourselves and our children’s sake. This courage is like the fireman who runs into the burning building. Women caught in this injustice: a struggle few have heard of or understand, their children held hostage. These women are true warriors fighting a battle that they know from the onset they may not win but must persevere for the sake of humanity itself. Nothing worth fighting for has ever been easy. Don’t give up, love wins. Leave breadcrumbs so they know you love them this much. A nurtured childhood is worth fighting for.
Melonda Gary says, “That every moment shared with our children is worth more than fine treasure. This is a glimpse of my story in Family Court to encourage you to believe in today and never lose faith in what tomorrow may bring.”