There are far too many families living this nightmare, with none of us ever imagining that we would always be left missing our children. Even harder on their angel-versary dates. Future birthday, school events, graduations, weddings, will all be missed. It would be great to be able to offer reassurances that in time, it all gets better but its so hard to predict what the future holds. All that can be said is to STAY STRONG and know that far to many are all suffering losses. Support and caring is important and it is hoped that by sharing tragic stories, it will convince others to reach out and get help. Awareness is what will help make the changes needed to improve our mental health systems and encourage and empower others to be kinder to each other and end all abuse and bullying. It is hoped that more people and the governments will read the messages and warnings and make the necessary changes to improve the mental health care systems. As well, there needs to be more encouragement to empower everyone to be kinder and more respectful towards each other. This in turn, will help to reduce and hopefully erase all abuse and bullying.
I never know what to expect from day to day. Today I went to visit Ruth from Floral and Hardy Edible Plants in Vancouver BC. Ruth contacted me after a friend of hers told her about Amanda’s story. We messaged back and forth and talked about a garden and what Amanda liked to eat and plant. When my kids were young, they ate the staple veggies: corn, carrots and potatoes.
Story: when they were young, I would sneak carrots, squash, beans, etc into their diet by buying the pureed baby food and putting it into the spaghetti sauce.
I had told Ruth that I would visit on Father’s Day. It was a beautiful sunny day and Rob was out golfing with his buddies. So I headed into Vancouver. Found the shop and was in awe of all the things I saw (and bought). Ruth and Brian are wonderful people and they gave me a lesson on what a carnivorous plant is. What it eats? What it likes to drink? Apparently it likes bottled water. :)
We talked a while about mental health and the Vancouver East Side. Knowing the history about that area is a good thing.
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