11:59 pm – I didn’t realize how tired I was but it was a mind boggling day. Didn’t mean to cry in the meeting when I was talking about Amanda’s story but I did. That would be partly from looking at the pic of her and I. It always triggers alot of emotion for me. I have spent lots of these past few days thinking and talking about her. Never mind that being in Victoria kind of ‘creeps’ me out. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not about the people I know here now. I grew up here for the first 5 years of my life. It wasn’t always the best five years. As I have said before, I have a very strong visual memory which in effect, can be quite damaging. There might be some PTSD coming from my childhood. I saw buildings and parks that I recollect from childhood. The hospital where my adopted mother passed away. Beaconhill Park where I used to play and look at the peacocks. The church on the main strip where I had to go to church and where my adopted mother’s funeral was. My emotions at age 4 at the funeral is what I remember clearly. Argg..
The articles came out about todays events and meetings. The media chose to use me and Amanda as bylines. I don’t want it to take away from what the Bradley’s have done and all their hard work. I will continue to fight the fight for Amanda and all the other kids that need help.
Someone I knew told me a real neat story. She was having a challenging day with her kids today. When she reached into her binder pocket and out came a snowflake. It calmed her down. How neat was that!!
Oh, that FB post from Amanda’s ghost is still there. What to do to get it down? Maybe I should invite the ghost to tea.
Going to bed or at least to ease the brain and play Candy Crush. I have levels to beat and people to pass!! Yahoo…
Love you all… xoxo (Back home tomorrow to see my new Snowflake garden.)
Last night – I arrived in Victoria to sunshine and warmth. From both the friends and people that I met tonight. The Bradley family has a story. Here are some links:
Victoria couple issues a cry for help – http://www.vicnews.com/news/187978931.html
Lack of mental-health services endangers kids at risk, families say – http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/lack-of-mental-health-services-endangers-kids-at-risk-families-say-1.67728
B.C. needs to provide emergency mental health services for children – http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/b-c-needs-to-provide-emergency-mental-health-services-for-children
We are supposed to be attending a meeting tomorrow at the legislature building with the Health Minister Margaret McDiarmid at 1 pm. However, I have heard that she is unable to attend personally and it will be done via teleconference. Someone said she might be in Vancouver. Hmmm…. I could have/should have stayed at home and then gone to where she was. Darn….
Meeting the Kelly and Owen Bradley and Barb Kozeletski was great. Families with the same passion I have … to make change.
I will write more tomorrow. It’s an early morning and we know how I don’t like to sleep. Yikes!!!
Here are two pictures I took on the ferry. It was so weird that the sun came out purply pink. Was that Princess Snowflake turning into Princess Sunshine in her own variant of colours. Hmm…