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By Anne Yero

Anne Yero has labored in detail with battered ladies for over a decade. She realized very much, not just in regards to the ladies she's encountered, but in addition approximately her personal previous historical past. it is a tale approximately her own trip in addition to the tales of these she's encountered professionally.

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We couldn’t afford to heat with gas or electricity. Lee harvested firewood with his chain-saw and we had a pick-up truck for the hauling. Lee bought a hydraulic log-splitter so we would have plenty of split wood for our family and ample left over to sell, again for that little extra income. But the greatest gift of all was the San Francisco Peaks, leaping sharply from the fertile flat land west of our home, to over a twelve thousand feet elevation. Summers were verdant with monsoonal moisture, the peaks a lucid fluid green of aspen, pine and wild fern.

If it ain’t gonna work, then what am I gonna do? Am I going to be husband-less and rear my children with the shame of being father-less? No. 38 Caldera That’s ridiculous! Lee’s just tired and irritable. He’s just saying that to blow off some steam. After all, he is under a lot of pressure to provide for our little family. I would do whatever it took to make sure Lee didn’t leave. And, of course, I told myself over and over again, Lee didn’t mean it. So we’d make-up, usually in the bedroom, with me eager to make amends for fear that he would leave, which was my greatest fear.

This time we had medical insurance so my doctor admitted me to the Flagstaff Hospital, and there I rested, with an IV in my arm keeping me hydrated and with a bit of strength to fight the drowning waves of nausea, wave after wave after wave. After a few days, I stomached a few spoons of strawberry gelatin and my doctor sent me home. I toughed it out once again for four months of ongoing vomiting. ” A year after moving to Kachina Village when I was five months pregnant with our third child, Lee and I decided to buy a home just east of Flagstaff in Doney Park.

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