I have not been on this site very much this year, as I despite my wonderful news of a new pregnancy I have been in the battle of my life. In March of this year my husband attempted to end my life I was only 8 weeks pregnant at the time and our children were asleep inside our home while he choked me with a belt outside with only seconds I managed to escape his violent and surprising attack. I seeked refuge in a neighbors property were I spent 14hrs whilst my husband held our children hostage. Once finally arrested I was left brusied and shocked I was heartbroken for my children and was not even sure my unborn child would make it after being beaten into the side of a car. My children we’re exhausted 3yrs and 1yr old boys, they had witnessed horrible moments in the 14hrs they were hostages in a room. 2hrs after being arrested they let my husband go to appear in court next week, he did a runner and my life was thrown into caos I rang dhs for help as I feared for my life and the kids, dhs ripped me through court saying I was unfit to care for the kids as I had no accommodation. Meanwhile the kids father had gotten away with it all, I elected to leave the state with my children to family. We lost so much but had our lives, best we could as their father continued his abuse 6mths on and his yet to be sentenced for his crimes of assault, the seige, and 100 counts of breach of avo. My unborn child is due in October same month court will be heard, I still am dealing with his abuse even while his in jail, I pray we stay safe where we are and im so grateful for a second chance at life. I hope to change the outcome for other people who may be in a struggle as I know what its like to have no one.

Posted by Jessica, 17th September 2015

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  • at least you are all ok! physically! that would have been so traumatic and frightening for you. you got out! how many others would have went in that house and maybe never have walked out again!. you are a brave woman and one day down the track, you will have clarity about everything that has gone on. i do pray for you and yours


  • Thats so tragic that you suffered at the hands of your partner, More needs to be done to help mums escaping violence. Im glad that you have found safety with your family interstate. You are brave to speak out and want to support others. Wishing you lots of health with the delivery of your baby.


  • How appalling. I am so sorry for you and your children.


  • I’m so glad you have found a safe place for yourself & your children with family that care. I trust that you will all be able to live a happy life raising your precious kids with the love they deserve from a parent & they never have to witness that terror again. Good luck.


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