I'm going to get pretty personal today as I've been a mixed bag of emotions. Through it all knowing I have this man right here is everything. He would die for me and do anything for me and I truly hope all of you experience that kind of love someday, if not already.
I've been estranged from my biological father since I was 7. My mom had an arranged marriage to him & never loved him. He was a violent person who abused my mother regularly & ultimately sexually assaulted her during the process of their divorce. He held her at gunpoint & tried to kidnap me at school but she was able to trick him, went inside alone, & immediately told them to call 9-1-1. She saved our lives. 17 years later & he's out of prison. He's been harassing me since the day he got out, first by social media until I blocked him and his family members & then he found out where I worked, kept calling & emailing my business email & line until finally I had to tell my employers what was going on and they blocked the numbers. Per his emails, he still blames my mother for "putting him in jail" and that alone terrifies me. Clearly he is not rehabilitated. Joe & I have been waiting for him to show up. It's been almost 2 years and nothing.
Well he showed up to my office yesterday & it was a moment I can't really put into words. I was shaking & frozen. I had so many emotions of fear, anger, sadness, & embarrassment. I hid in the bathroom while my boss gets him to leave and texted Joe. I go back out to see if he's gone and to talk to my boss. Not even 10 minutes later Joe is at my office hugging me & walking the perimeter of the place to make sure it's safe. He stays with me & we leave together, driving around back roads to make sure he's not following us home & called the police to see what our options are in the future. I've always felt safe with Joe but I didn't ask him to come & he didn't even hesitate. I trust him with my life & I hope he knows I would do anything for him as well. Thank you for being my one & only Joe. And to all the survivors out there, I'm here for you. You are not alone.
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