Category Archives: Adoption

A year since we said goodbye.

And they do insist you say goodbye. I wrote her a letter using photos of her life, and did as I was supposed to, sat down and broke both of our hearts a little more.  This is the last photo … Continue reading

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Immobility and Christmas competitivity

Out of commitment to the counselling process I’m going through, I’ve not written anything here for 3 months, focusing instead on journalling, and taking the raw form not the formed thoughts.  But currently, I’m during an enforced break – no, … Continue reading

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Revisiting bad memories

I feel very conflicted about this – but haven’t quite learned to trust my own instincts. Do I not want to do this because I know it will hurt or because it’s not helpful, not time yet?  This is my … Continue reading

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She’s gone

This is my daughter, who for her own sake, I am not going to name here. My daughter, who was removed from my care by Social Services.  The evidence was 3 reported incidences of being drunk in charge of a … Continue reading

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