So this year, Julia gets a make over! A time to renew and refresh.
This site is a tribute to:
In memorial and loving memory of
Julia Keenan Dawson
In dedication and as a tribute to her children:
Brittany Jocelyn Kevin & Alex
May the angels embrace each of us and carry us through the days, lending their wings as needed. May truth and justice prevail today and in the days ahead as the wheels of justice continue to turn. The love that Julia gave in her life and the the love that she left with us are seeds eternal. Her beautiful children continue to bring us joy and continue the memory of our sweet girl.
Today the phone rang frantically. My stomach sunk and my heart grew heavy as a rock.The is call from a distraught mother who has managed to leave her abuser.
He is now holding the children hostage in an effort to force her to return.
God please don't send us an Angel.
All I can do is pray for all of those who have, are and will share her experience.
Another of my girls, unable to procure employment has returned to her abuser. Since her return she has had a concussion. I told her my door is open. But leaving must be the individuals’ choice. Once they leave, if they return the abuse usually rises to a new higher level.
Over nine years ago we placed our first abuse victim in her own home. This woman is permanently physically and possibly mentally disabled as a result of her experience. My experience and research is teaching that the legal system is a large contributor to this cycle. As I seek understanding which will provide solutions it is necessary to focus not only on the victims as well as the perpetrators. Why does evoking the law into protection have to be so prohibitive? For many of these girls the fees involved for a custody suit, divorce and life long fight is more than is available
Did you know that under today's legal system: the perpetrator is afforded access to free legal resources and that the victim and their family will have to pay for theirs? The act of protecting their grandson from the man who murdered their daughter drained every financial resource that the Julia's parents had. We are still trying to help pay all the legal fees years later and they are still up against a system that is supporting the rights of a murderer!