I got away today and took a bus to New York City to see a band I've liked since the 1980s, The Alarm. It turned out that where the bus dropped us off in NYC wasn't far from the band The Alarm show's venue, the Gramercy Theater.
The Alarm's band leader and main singer Mike Peters turned out to be a fun and sincere performer. I didn't realize how Peters and his wife have fought cancer and fought to have a kid. The film before the show about them revealed they fight the same fight that I talk about to my nursing students. The validation felt good.
Now I admire Mike Peters all the more. I loved hearing him sing his hit song "Strength," now after my years with Daily Strength.
It was great to get some Daily Strength rocking out tonight! I really needed it, having been so sick and weak last month I needed support from here to get through it. Thank you. I just wanted to give back from the extra strength I got at the concert tonight. :-)
How do you feel like you got away from abuse when you still feel the physical, emotional & mental pain of it everyday - very much so the physical pain makes it feel like did I ever really get away, I mean he didn’t murder me like he wanted to because I finally escaped, but the physical pain makes me still feel like I’ll never get away from the abuse, like I’m still being beat & abused...