I didn't think he would do it while I was pregnant... I don't know why I had that kind of faith in him.
We were on the trail by the river and I said something that he didn't like. He back handed me and then left me there. I was probably 7 or 8 months along.
I sat there and told my unborn baby that things would be ok. I told her over and over that things wouldn't always be that way, and that I loved her.
I've let her see too much.
I've let her know what fear is like.
I've seen the look on her face,
heard the confusion in her voice.
I've felt her hands grasp for me because we were falling.
Someday I'll make it all up to her.