I walked along the beach, leaving my shoe prints in the sand. Knowing that no-one would follow, I did not look back. The past was over and I had severed all ties. Even though it had been the ‘right thing to do’, my heart still ached. with the same desire that had started all this.
I had always wanted a family of my own. Growing up in foster care, I had never experienced a relationship in which I was put first. Moving from house to house, I became expert at containing my life in a backpack and duffel bag. I learned not to trust and to keep my emotions tightly folded within my heart. I had always wanted a family; but never thought I would experience one of my own.
And then Cassie came into my life.
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