A Memorial Garden is Made to Honor Kristine Meza
Since the tragic death of Kristine Meza a year ago her family has been on a mission to raise awareness about domestic violence.
A memorial garden they say is way of honoring Kristine's memory and help those who may be victims of that same situation.
Her Father Agustin Meza said that the garden is also for the women and the kids that have gone through domestic violence, abuse. He says he hopes and prays they come and enjoy the place.
Kristine was killed by her boyfriend in San Antonio and her family says her story has saved many lives that's because together with other local organizations they are helping victims speak out about any type of domestic violence and seek help before it is too late.
Sister Rose Mary Welsh said, "They say some times well he hasn't hit me, but he humiliates me."
They tell us Kristine felt she would worry her family by sharing with them the situation she was facing.
That could sometimes be the situation for many women out there.
"And many women tell me it's easier if i have a bruise, no body can see my broke heart", said Welsh.
After a year of hard work the memorial garden will serve as a shelter for those who seek help, but for Kristine's family it also brings something they've looked for since February of last year. They say it brings closure, and a new beginning.