Monthly Archives: May 2012

Milestones

It is strange how the perception of time shifts and alters depending on where we are standing. Looking back on the past three years it almost seems a lifetime long.. which, in a way, it is. Days blend into each … Continue reading

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From this utter darkness…

Following a very beautiful message from a friend I have yet to meet, my son sent me this last night. I don’t think he will mind if I share it with you, as it was meant for all of you … Continue reading

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P.T.S.D.

The ripples from an event like this spread far. One thinks of post traumatic stress disorder in connection with major tragedies, soldiers on the battle front, natural disasters.. but it gets even the least of us, quietly, and often goes unregarded.  … Continue reading

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Day Six

When my son lay in the coma and we waited to see whether the would ever wake, when friends and family needed to talk to him and say words usually left unsaid, I made him a diary. The book was … Continue reading

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Day Five

There is a beautiful young couple on the other side of the world whom I have never met, nor is it likely, unless fate is kind, that I will ever meet them. Yet I love them both dearly. From the … Continue reading

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Day Four

Have you ever wondered how the victim and their family feel when the day of the trial comes around? Below is my diary entry.   April 9th 2010 Yesterday Alex, Nick, My partner and I, duly suited and groomed for … Continue reading

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Day Three

Today I had the pleasure of seeing my sons duly suited and booted for a close friend’s wedding in the village where I live. It was an early start, out washing the car before the sun came up, wrapping gifts … Continue reading

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Day Three

The amazing generosity of the human heart never ceases to touch me deeply. Gobsmacked may be an inelegant word.. but it is perhaps appropriate! I am so very grateful for all the support we are getting. Please continue to share … Continue reading

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Senseless

9th July 2009 My son, Nick, suffered a horrendous and unprovoked attack last weekend, yards from his home as he was going out. He was stabbed in the head. The attack, we are told, put him in a grade 3 … Continue reading

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Day One

My son, Nick, says he has been humbled by the donations and the messages we have been sent. It makes all the difference to him as Nick is facing his fears and determined to do this. The fears are very … Continue reading

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