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