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The Value of Recovery!

By February 1, 2017June 23rd, 2022No Comments

Inspired by a Freedom Fighter and written by her Carer

For a long time I bore witness to,

the condition of behaviours

and the behaviours of condition.


I listened to the I am not good enough,

To the, I can’t do that rebuff.

To the panic attacks and the black outs

To the anger and many shouts

To the, I can’t go out the door

To the self- hatred from her core.


I watched the person I once knew

Take on a persona completely new

A shell of the person she used to be

The beautiful girl was hard to see.

But,….. she was still there, just a little bit lost,

And our journey started at whatever cost,

To re-discover that person who once was,

And build here back up, with a new buzz.


The journey was hard with its ups and downs,

It caused both her and me many frowns,

But, she stuck with the programme to the very end

And now is reaping the benefits with her boyfriend.


To find full freedom was her ultimate goal,

So, one to ones, group, doctor, she did them all.

Continuity was the key to her success

Along with lots of hard work during the process.


But now,…. now she is free, as free as a bird,

She packed her bag for travels with language unheard.

It was language of freedom, of confidence and joy

Of I can do this, I deserve this, life ahoy!


Life is for living in every way

Of being present in each day

Of seeing the beauty that lies all round

From high in the sky to low in the ground.


Life is a gift, so enjoy the unwrapping

Instead of all the stress and flapping

Do whatever it takes to get you through

to full recovery, take the journey for YOU


I am one proud mama, of what she achieved

And know that now, she is safe and believes

That life is worth living, there’s so much to see

And the journey to recovery,……. well the value is plain to me!

 Proud Mum