HAPPY Officer Paul-IVERSARY!

It has been one year this weekend, friends.

One year has passed since My Laura and I laid eyes on each other after a thirty-five-year separation. A separation over which we had no choice.

One year has passed since I stood on the train station platform with my heart beating like crazy waiting for her to step off the car so I could hug her again.

One year has passed since she and I curled up in front of a roaring fire with tea and warm blankets and finally found all of those missing pieces to the puzzles of our lives.

One year has passed since we sported our white “Invincible” coats and stood camera ready for My Michael to capture a moment we would never forget.

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One year has passed since we ventured to Carlisle to find his grave.

One year has passed since I hurled behind a dumpster.

One year since we met Officer Paul Smith, our hero.

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Everybody’s hero.

One year since we learned that there was, at least, one other little girl he abused.

One year has passed since we held her momma and cried together.

And from that one year that has passed to this very moment

THOUSANDS have said, “ME TOO!”  

We founded Say It, Survivor. 

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THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN HELPING US AND OTHERS.

Especially-

Officer Paul Smith

Chief Fisher

The beautiful girl’s Momma

Susan Elsbree

Michael Ross

S.I, Rosenbaum

Brian Stauffer

MY MICHEL

My children

My Dearest Clare, who has been my closest pal since age 14 who knew my secret from the start

Friends, family and everybody has read Marymorphosis, shared, offered kindness and love

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That’s all.

Milling in Mary’s Mind

 

Just a few thoughts, friends.
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Ireland’s Greenery- Taken July 2015

If you meet an amazing person who can’t dress well – hang on.You can shop together later.

If you meet a jerk who dresses to the 9s- dump that one for the one previously mentioned.

Listen up.

Offer the benefit of the doubt. Believing that others are living with the best of intentions

is holding them in high esteem.

Write thank you notes. Always. Don’t forget.

Live in appreciation and the world will look so beautiful.

When someone apologizes, don’t leave them hanging. Accept it.

You get to  pick your partner.  You don’t get to pick your parent.  Let it go.

The only one who can take care of you is you. Go.

You are the boss of yourself.

Demonstrate sincerity and honesty with eye contact.

Mean it.

Believe. Even when people tell you otherwise.

 

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