All my life I have wanted to belong, to fit in somewhere. It seems I was destined to be a square peg, in a round shaped world. No one would play with me in elementary school, because I was overweight, I was constantly bullied. It got to the point, where I begged my teacher to let me stay in the class room during recess, and help her clean the chalk board, file papers, and various other chores. In junior high, and high school, my girlfriends dated, while I stayed home on the weekends. I met my husband Eddie, when I was 21. We met in November 1984, he asked me to marry him in December 1984, we got married in April 1985. We have been together 31 years this April. I love him more than mere words could even begin to describe. I thank God for him daily, he is precious to me. But, he treats me like a possession, not a wife. He does not want me to have friends, go to church, or anywhere else. I have to live by his rules. He takes advantage of the fact that I cannot drive, because I am legally blind. I feel he uses my other physical ailments against me also. He does not want to go to church, and does not want me to go without him. In his eyes, I definitely belong to him. But, you know what? I do not belong to him, like a possession. I am a woman, made of flesh, human being. God created me, I am His. I belong to the King of Kings!! All I have to be, is me. I do belong, to the family of God.