I wanted to send flowers to my fellow Stepford homemaker, but stumbled onto a Giving Key stamped, "strength". How easily fooled the world can be when a shiny veneer veils a broken life, and that has been the prison known to my friend for too many years. When culture, circumstances, and most of all, sparing one's children pain lead a woman to sacrifice their inner dignity day in and day out, it can feel as though nothing is left when fate forces your hand. Alas, that is exactly what has transpired, and I am comforted, knowing this is the beginning of the end of pain for my friend. Strength will be her key to discovering the promising future she had all but given up on.