Dec 24, 2019
“Simply put; unconditional love, ‘I love you regardless, I love you no matter what, I'll always be here for you’.
My eldest son went to hell and back from his early to late teens, and as a result acted out extraordinarily; he was extremely aggressive, and intensely angry around the clock, disruptive, destructive, and to be honest I was terrified more than once – even to the point of calling the police twice.
They were very dark days, throughout I kept reassuring him how much I loved him and that I would never give up on him. Many many people told me how stupid I was, but I understood his actions came from a place of pain, and I couldn't add to it.
Step forward just a few short years, I have the most incredible, loving, supportive, and upstanding son that any mother could wish for. He is truly wonderful, we laugh until we cry, we share a very close bond.
Never give up on your children.”
Lisa refers to the legend of Tam Lin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tam_Lin
Lisa also refers to Sue Klebold’s book ‘A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the aftermath of the Columbine tragedy’: https://books.google.ie/books/about/A_Mother_s_Reckoning.html?id=TEzDCgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=kp_read_button&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false
Stella tries to, but can quite remember, the names of Nancy Tucker’s books: ‘The Time in Between: A memoir into hunger and hope’ and ‘That Was When People Started to Worry: Windows into Unwell Minds’