GreenHouse17 (formerly Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program)

Written by L.

The garden…Today I felt overwhelmed with a lot of good things and good changes in my life. I worked in the garden and that gave me time to think about everything I need and have to do! At first I wasn’t feeling the vibe that I usually feel while in the garden. So I stopped and thought to myself “What is wrong with me, I love working in the garden?” I had to relax and look around, I looked at the trees, the sky, I felt the wind blow and the sun shining bright. I don’t know what it was, but I started to feel good, it’s like God lifted my spirit up! Next thing I know I was working and singing and thinking about my good change that I’m making for myself and my children. I didn’t, and still don’t, feel as stress out as I did! I have a lot to do, but God Got Me! God didn’t bring me this far to leave me now! Sometimes I thank the Garden for relieving me!

This post is part of our Field Notes series written by survivors of intimate partner abuse who are enrolled in our agency’s farm stipend program.