When you meet someone special there is a moment that you know. For me, when I met a women that came into the store to pick out clothes for a special job interview, the moment I knew was when she walked through the door almost timid, realized she was in the right place and then had a huge smile on her face. Her outward looking attitude was infectious.
To then hear the struggle of a mother just trying to get back her son, to keep him safe from their abuser, made it impossible not to feel the need to help her in any way that you can. She had finally done it, she got her son back into her custody after 7 years of fighting.
While it is a heartbreaking journey that she is still dealing with, she is a fighter. The motherly love and strength that she has was something that saved both her and her son’s lives. This woman has had the strength to fight against her abuser, for what is right for her and her son, and while she knows that this is not something that will go away, she is fighting the good fight to make a life for them. She said that knowing that the struggle for them may never leave is a heartbreaking truth.
To be able to be strong enough to handle the struggles that she has been though and look at the future in a positive and exciting light is something that is awe inspiring. She has now landed an interview with the Department of Social Services in hopes to help others.
Meeting this woman who came to Women Giving Back to help her find clothes for the interview lead me to know my next mission was clear, I had to help make this woman feel as beautiful on the outside that she was on the inside.
The look of joy when telling her that she could choose more than just one outfit to help her with her new endeavors was something that she said had no idea on how blessed and thankful that made her feel to help her feel like a woman with a fresh start.
Meeting people that have the fight in them that make you remember why you are fighting for them is a true gift that Women Giving Back helps provide. These women are beautiful in every way and we are thankful to be here to help them show the world that they have what it takes to start new.
– Rachel Hamblen