Wins like this give me HOPE

Marie Abanga
Posted January 15, 2020 from Cameroon

She had been married for fifteen years

Her memories included six miscarriages

scars to show the beatings on her skin

A gaze to tell she had had enough

 

She had finally had 2 babies

The first had been 8 

The second just turned 1

 

But nope she wasn't to survive the abuse

at least not without losing a part of her

Her first baby was raped over and over

By none other that a relative

As if that wasn't enough

The poor child was strangled

until she breathe her last

 

And when I read of the case

I reached out and offered to help

From both angles I did

Therapy and court with hope

 

I put dem all facts and evidence together

fasted and prayed and cried

Lord please help us

 

5 months was all it took

I didn't have to bribe no one

I looked up to the heavens

that day in court

when it was declared over

and her freedom was regained

That renewed my hope

 

Hope that it is all worth it

The early rises

and the late bedtimes

the long hours in sessions

hugging and wiping tears

Indeed such fill me with so much hope

 

I really am grateful for all the talents and knowledge I have; do not give up dear sister because #thereishope

This story was submitted in response to Moments of Hope.

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Jill Langhus
Jan 15
Jan 15

Hello Dear Marie,

Wow! You never cease to amaze me... how wonderful that you were able to help her inside the courtroom and out. So, the perpetrator was put in jail, I hope? How is this poor dear now? Please let us know if she would like to join WP, so we can give her extra love. Thanks so much for sharing and for all the love and care that you gave to her and all of us!

XX

Marie Abanga
Jan 21
Jan 21

Hiya dearie,

That was really cool that I could help her from both ends. Grateful to the universe indeed that I can do so much to help my sisters.

Thanks for all
Light and love

Jill Langhus
Jan 22
Jan 22

Hello dear,

Love the new pic:-) You really like to switch it up:-) Love it!

You're welcome. Hope you have a fab time with Olu. So jealous:-)

XX

Lisbeth
Jan 15
Jan 15

Dear Marie,
A very big congratulations. I am really very proud of you. You don't know how you made me feel here :-). You became my first born haha.
The injustice is too much and it makes me happy to hear such news once in a while.
I hope you are having a great day. Treat yourself for me haha.
Kind regards

Marie Abanga
Jan 21
Jan 21

Dear Lizzy,

Thank you very much. I am blessed to be a blessing.
I did treat myself some, trust me lol
See you in September by Grace o

Lisbeth
Jan 22
Jan 22

Haaa, you are beginning to like Ghana hehe :-)

Anita Shrestha
Jan 15
Jan 15

Dear Sis
Thank you for sharing

Marie Abanga
Jan 21
Jan 21

Dear Anita,

My pleasure always o

lizzymark
Jan 15
Jan 15

Hi Marie, its so great what you do,I admire you courage and doggedness. Thank you for always begin there for so many more, great grace.

Marie Abanga
Jan 21
Jan 21

Dear Lizzy,

Thank you so much, I really appreciate and count myself blessed to be such a ray of hope to many.

lizzymark
Jan 21
Jan 21

True sis

Tamarack Verrall
Jan 15
Jan 15

Dear Marie,
What an unforgettable difference it must make for this woman who has been through this unthinkably painful time, to have been able to have your support and success in court. I love seeing you here, knowing you are able to do this work. Toward a day that this treatment of women and children is in the past, at least now we have each other, and the court in your country has you.
In sisterhood,
Tam

Marie Abanga
Jan 21
Jan 21

Dear Tam,

Indeed she was so so so happy, and so was her mum and siblings too. I love being here, and I am happy I can make such a difference.
In sisterhood
Marie

Elizabeth Ziro
Jan 15
Jan 15

An ambassador of hope to the hopeless you are Marie. May the good lord give you more grace .
Keep on keeping on!!

Marie Abanga
Jan 21
Jan 21

Amen Lizzy thank you

Keep on too

Tarke Edith
Jan 15
Jan 15

Hello Marie.
Hahaha at work .
Thank you so much sister for praying on behalf of this sister . God is going to richly bless you dear.
Happy New year dear

Marie Abanga
Jan 21
Jan 21

Dear aunty E,

I am grateful for all the talents o.
Happy new year aunty

Hello, Atty. Marie,

You are blessed indeed to have multiple skills and ability. And your community/country is blessed because you used your knowledge to help the hopeless, deprived, and helpless.

You rock, dear sister! Thank you for fighting for justice. So proud of you!

Marie Abanga
Jan 21
Jan 21

Dearest Kaye,

Thank you so much. Am doing my best and grateful for the impact.

Light and love, you keep it up too

You're welcome, dear. You are so driven. I love your energy. Have a great weekend!

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Hi Marie,
Hope you are well my dear. This is a sad story but I happy that there is hope for the future. Thank you so much for the good work that you are doing.
Have a lovely day.

Marie Abanga
Jan 21
Jan 21

Dear Anita,

The ending to this story is what makes me so happy. Thank you too for your encouragement.
Have a lovely day

coolasas
Jan 19
Jan 19

Hello Marie,
It's not the first time I read a story like yours, and every time I do, it moves me. I keep asking why are there bad people but more than that; I celebrate those that survive and those that extend the help when it seems to be dead-end.
Let's not extinguish the faith to humankind and to God to make victims become survivors, and be full of hope.
Keep writing and sharing your stories to inspire all of us and continue to be the beacon for each other.

❤️
Coolasas

Marie Abanga
Jan 21
Jan 21

Dear Coolasas,

Thank you so much. I am grateful to be the hope for so many hopeless, and for the Grace to do it all.

Much light and love
Marie

Beth Lacey
Jan 20
Jan 20

I wish her and you well

Marie Abanga
Jan 21
Jan 21

Dear Beth,

Thank you so much for all the moral support.

ARREY- ECHI
Jan 22
Jan 22

And so, the Barrister in all hwe splendour reveals herself lol.
This is a heart breaking though beautiful read. I am extremely glad and proud of you for holding this sister's hand all the way to the end.
I hope she can find healing, no matter how small from the raw pain reading this evokes.
Well done sis. There is indeed, HOPE!

Marie Abanga
Jan 23
Jan 23

Sis lol,

I am just so grateful to wear so many caps and to be able to help especially my sisters with my skills and talents.
Oh yes she is well into recovery and has moved to a place of her own. Am still working with her and had to recently send a notification before legal pursuit for stalking to that man. But there is hope as you rightly say sis.

Felicitas Wung
Jan 25
Jan 25

You did a great job, Kudos.

Marie Abanga
Jan 29
Jan 29

Dear Felicitas,

Thank you

Ekitah
Jan 27
Jan 27

Hi Marie!
Thank God for the wonderfull job you are doing out there. May God continue to give u Grace. Thanks for sharing.

Marie Abanga
Jan 29
Jan 29

Dear Ekitah,

Thank you very much

Wukwen Destiny
Feb 03
Feb 03

Hi Marie when there is life there is hope . Love your courage, determination and faith . Never give up . So encouraging.

Marie Abanga
Feb 05
Feb 05

Dear Destiny,
Thank you so much. Indeed, we can't give up on hope.
Light and love
Marie