Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends,
I hope your holidays were peaceful and filled your spirits with renewal. Spring flowers are blossoming, and I love looking at, touching and smelling them in spite of my allergies—yellow daffodils, pink hyacinths and purple pansies. It reminds me of the cycle of life and how precious it is. It has stimulated my thoughts about the children of domestic violence—the unheard voices that are so damaged by what they see, hear and feel. How can we not pay attention to the children? Are they invisible? Where are their voices and who defends them? How can we help the children of domestic violence?
I am so blessed to have my loving family and husband, Harry, who has always supported me in any way he can. We’ve been married 41 years, and it seems like yesterday when we first met. Forty-two years ago in my parents’ home, the upstairs toilet that everyone used exploded, and my father, who had his own plumbing business, brought his new assistant, Harry Bennett, over to help fix the problem—not the most romantic meeting—but I watched him work and heard him interact with my father. Harry was determined to fix the problem and do his best and deferred to my father with kindness and respect. At the time, I was in nursing school with little dating experience, but the dates I’d had couldn’t compare with my first impressions of Harry. A year later, we married and have been there for each other ever since. He understands my fight and supports me. I couldn’t be more grateful.
Thank you, my friends, for listening. I know you care. It’s time to get back to work and spread the word to help as many people as I can. Please go to my website priscillabennett.com to get all kinds of announcements and information. Click on the Resources button for specific information. Make a call if you can. It’s not easy. Don’t forget the Priscilla Bennett Pledge and reach out to help someone—a touch or kind word can make a difference. Remember that we all have SOMETHING TO BE BRAVE FOR.
Take good care of yourselves…