37 Years & Forever in Heaven

Monica Payne

Domestic violence is a cause that is close to my heart.  The words "domestic violence" never entered my mind until my cousin, Monica Payne was murdered by her boyfriend, Jeremy Grissom. I feel like I owe you all an update regarding the sentencing … [Read more...]

Closure is just a word.

Stop Domestic Violence

Closure. How many times have you heard that word after a criminal trial is finished? Closure. A word- that's really all it is. When it comes to someone you love being murdered, there is no closure. I learned that yesterday when news broke … [Read more...]

The Face of Domestic Violence – It’s Not a Joke

Monica Payne

I am sitting here stunned and I'm not sure that I'll be able to make the words flow for this post. Shocked.  Angered.  Disappointed. Disgusted. I have an entire line of expletives just waiting to rush out of my mouth and onto the screen, but … [Read more...]

Be a Brave Woman. Stop Domestic Violence. How YOU Can Help. #BraveWoman #CBias

Monica 2

As promised, here is the second installment for the Brave Woman campaign.  You can view my first post and learn about why I'm fighting to stop domestic violence. She would have turned 30 on Christmas Eve.  As I celebrated with my family, I thought … [Read more...]

Will You Be a Brave Woman? Take a stand against domestic violence.


I haven't even started this post and my eyes are filling with tears.  I've spent the evening stressed to the max,  moaning about my life and the responsibilities that come with raising a family.  The dishes need washed, little boy puked all over his … [Read more...]

It’s Been One Year – Monica Michelle Payne – Domestic Violence Awareness


Today marks one year since I got that awful text message.  The past couple days have been hard for me.  Honestly, a lot harder than I expected.  Every time I tried to relax, my thoughts drifted to you.  We weren't close.. I hadn’t saw you in a couple … [Read more...]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

I think everyone knows that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but did you know it is also Domestic Violence Awareness month?  Unfortunately, I have been effected by both, but this year I plan to focus more on domestic violence. Some of you … [Read more...]