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So Fragile…

As usual, I have left it too long to write a blog post and so much had happened that it’s hard to quantify in one post...but I shall give it a good go! My last blog post spoke of us finally working towards a discharge for Lizzie. Hope and excitement was high. Pinnacle to the… Continue reading So Fragile…

Setting the Record Straight – Self Harm

I woke in the early hours last night and couldn’t get back to sleep; something I wrote on my blog post yesterday was bothering me: I had written about Lizzie’s incident of self harm & how I judge myself harshly about my daughter having access to sharps. I really need to qualify this. When someone… Continue reading Setting the Record Straight – Self Harm

Suicidal V’s Not Wanting to Die

If you read my last blog post, you will know that I was heading off to Kenya to spend a week with orphaned elephants in Ithumba.  I can honestly say that this was the most amazing experience of my life! We went with a company expert in arranging these types of trips (www.prestige-promotions.co.uk) & visited… Continue reading Suicidal V’s Not Wanting to Die

It’s Only a Week…

Tomorrow morning I am flying to Kenya to spend a week, with my eldest daughter, at an elephant orphanage in Nairobi. This is a lifetime dream of mine! I adore elephants and for some reason, they have always been so special to me. I can remember being a little girl, probably no older than 5… Continue reading It’s Only a Week…

For Your Sake, Please Share….

I have received an unprecedented amount of emails and messages this week. Many of them have been offering support, which is amazing and every single one boosts me no end. Many of them however, have been heartbreaking accounts from parents whose children are in a similar place to Lizzie, or show alarming similarities to some… Continue reading For Your Sake, Please Share….

Torn in Two

This weekend was an interesting one for all sorts of reasons. We had two pretty important events scheduled for Saturday: my youngest daughter had her first group session with CHUMs, a fantastic bereavement support service for children and Lizzie was attending a celebration event to mark what would have been the 17th birthday of her… Continue reading Torn in Two