"I never thought in a million years that I would stand at the four gravesites of four beautiful women that I was blessed to call my friends. The last two of them were my best friends in the world... These women were not sick, or have a car or motorcycle wreck, or some other freak accident. These women were murdered by their boyfriends or husbands, and they all lived here in our area. The last time I buried a friend was January 6, 2006. She was my best friend in the world, she was like my sister, we did everything together. She was the strongest woman I knew. When I got the phone call that told me of her passing, I actually refused to believe this could happen again......But, the sad truth is, it does. It happens every day all around us every where, not caring how many times it strikes. Abusive/Toxic relationships can kill. They exist among our families, our friends, our friends friends, and some people have no one to turn to. Or at least they think they don't. I tried to help my friends, it unfortunately left me feeling like a failure. Sometimes you just don't realize how bad it is, sometimes they're to proud to tell you.
These abusive people don't know what they are doing to the people in these abused people's lives. We have to live on a daily basis wondering what we could have done different, and we have to spend eternity missing them. If SAFCAB can help in the least little bit to keep these peole safe and give them a haven of hope of a normal life, then we, meaning all of us have a duty to make sure we can do everything we can. May my dear friends rest in peace...Roma, Nancy, Joyce, KC....and their families and friends find hope in whatever may help them.. SAFCAB 4EVER!
I miss you "KC" Karen Crawford."