The past 5 years has been very tough. My 18 year old son had a serious head injury due to an accident, both my parents died and then another son developed a drug problem “P” (in NZ we call “Meth” – “P”) along with his girlfriend. They split up but just before they had a beautiful baby girl, The mum was unable to care for her but refused to accept this. We got custody of her one evening via the Police as she was found in a drug House while her Mum was buying more drugs and the Police happened to do a raid.
I spend all last year caring for my sick Mum, my son with the head injury and a 6 month old baby and also in and out of family court trying to get permanent custody of my Grandaugther. Money has been very tight due to having to take a year off work to look after my sick son and mother and also the cost of the lawyers for family court. Then having to change jobs going from a job I loved with very good money to another one which is nice but a lot less money. The hours are much better for the baby which was the reason I had to leave.
I heard about the secret from my old boss whom thought it might help I got a copy from the library and tried to follow it but didn’t and forgot about it, to be honest I just read the first few pages and nothing more. About 6 weeks ago I was thinking that I needed to change things but had no idea how to do this and it just came into my mind to read it again, I found it on line and ordered a copy. I have also got the Power and the Magic which I have just finished. The change in my life has been dramatic – I am so happy with everything no longer resentful about having to raise my grandaugther (not her personally) just the way that my life had changed as our youngest is 22 years old and now having a baby again) and my son injuries and the change that came with that.
My grandaugther is now 2years old, is a total joy and shows no sign of any problems due to the drugs but is watched very carefully by the wonderful medical staff, but seems perfect. My son is doing well, very gentle and has no rages etc which is sometimes the case with Serious Head injuries. We have finished with Family Court and now have the final parenting orders until she is 16 years old.
I went into daycare this morning to drop her off and The Manager said that she wanted to speak to me, she said that someone had donated some money to the centre and she wanted to give it to us and it would mean free daycare until the end of the year worth over $5,000.00! I still can’t believe it as I type this! Then my Husband called me to say that the bank was giving us a much lower rate on our mortgage which we didn’t expect. I read the stories on this site every morning and they help so much. I am postive that this is just the start of a new wonderful life.
I would like to thank Rhonda and all the staff and to everyone one of you to write and leave your stories for other people to read and to to be inspired by!..Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!