40-something year old solo Mum with 2 lovely children, in ChCh NZ. I've always been a drinker, but have come to the realisation it does me no favours and I have lost way too much time, money, motivation and memories to the drink! Plenty of bad memories, embarrassing recollections or blackouts to keep me honest.
13th Feb 2018: 80 days sober. After spending most of 2017 trying to go sober but doing a month and then straight back into the old habits, this time I've finally stuck with it and I DON'T DRINK ANYMORE 🙂
17th April 2018 = 143 days sober, never going back now!
Morena whanau. Another day here in ChCh and I’m still feeling pretty raw. I thought I was doing OK holding it together for the kids over the weekend but walking to work yesterday morning past the tribute wall at Botanical gardens which is absolutely covered in hundreds of flowers, cards, notices, candles hit me pretty hard and I arrived to work…[Read more]
Love your post and i think we can all empathise with you and everyone else dealing with the horror of last week wherever we are. Lovely gesture with the coffees. Keep posting, we’re all here for support 🙂
That was a lovely gesture with the coffees ❤️
I can’t imagine what seeing those floral tributes would be like in person. Very confronting! I cry just looking at it from the TV.
Big hugs to you lovely xxx
Sending you and your country lots of love @mullycatnz xoxo. Such unimaginable pain you are all going through. Lots of hugs from across the ocean. Your gestures are so lovely and much needed to aid in the healing process. So glad you are my day buddy xoxo
So lovely to see you and talk about families and work, ordinary things. We didn’t even mention the D word I dont think. I hope I didn’t rave too much…??? So special to be with understanding people.
The nicest thing was knowing this was a little entree, not the end as we will together with many more LS heroes in a couple of weeks.
Thanks Tom for your kind words. Hard to keep going in light of this senseless act, but important to. The kids help with that as they need some normality and routine and I’ve only given them the bare details of it a xx
Thanks Robyn, it is hard. I’m trying to keep things going but feeling that daily life is somewhat trivial in the circumstances. Will take the kids for a walk in nature and try to connect with friends today. Big hugs to you xx
Thank you for your beautifully articulated post. A mixture of feelings here today for me, including a sense of helplessness amidst trying to keep normality going for the sake of the kids. And so very very sad for the senseless loss of so many lives xxx
I second this, so heartwarming to see the messages of love from around the world. Waking up to a day of sadness, disbelief and helplessness. I am esp feeling for the members of the ChCh Afghan Society whose place of worship is across the street from my home and have been directly affected 💔💔
Aw those poor families , it is that helplessness feeling aye , I feel so compelled to reach out , I’m sure our church will set a game plan tomorrow to help in some way , hard to go on as “normal” what even is that anymore .
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