The State Advocate had asked if one of the parents was prepared to compile and read out to the court an “Impact Statement” that told how the hijack and everything that followed had impacted on the families. As my mother has journeyed with me from the hospital examination room to helping me in my recovery, it was agreed that she would be the one to do so.
What I thought to do was to use her Impact Statement to really tell the story of what happened with regards to the hijack and rape, albeit from my parents perspective.
All this spring air has unfortunately gone to my lungs and I have been VERY sick in bed for over two weeks with a bad case of bronchitis. Finally having the high court trial over and maneuvering through life after that has also caused this body of mine to declare a time out… Stress is not a kind thing!
I look forward to having a frothy double shot cappuccino and sharing my experiences with you as soon as I feel better.
For me to pull up my proverbial writing socks, pick up my computer and share some of my recent stories with you. With some pretty big chapters closing and new and exciting ones opening there is lots to share…
We all adopt attitudes towards situations. The attitude or stance we take on things can greatly affect the way we handle things and that in turn determines the direction in which we move – either forwards – to embrace the change and overcome obstacles, or backwards to retreat into a place of possible anger bitterness, frustration and despair.
Two weeks ago I wrote a post about flourishing, and this week I had the honour and privilege of my first speaking event this year. I was invited to share about my journey and the concept of flourishing with a very special group of women.
Yesterday was a typical hot South African day. Where most sensible people headed off to the beach…no, not I… I felt like doing some retail damage… SO I headed off to the shops with the full intention of walking away with some beautiful (yet highly unneccessary) fashion item to put into my already brimming cupboard.