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How do you manage to get through Xmas

by Nicki / Posted 22/12/2010 / Updated 01/02/2011

How do you manage to get through Christmas when your child has been abducted? Does anyone want to be friends and help each other through this? Do you have msn or facebook?

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From ac / Posted: 27/12/2010
Hi Nicki

I don´t know your story but I can perfectly relate to your anguish. There is no easy or one answer to your question. Christmas is so much about children and not having ours we all have our own surviving mechanisms. Each one individual, each one a poor second to how we would truly want Christmas to be. I hope you found yours and made the best of this time.

One thing we can be happy for, or at least pray for, wherever our children are, that they are happy with smiles on their faces for what the lord has given them (and us) this Christmas and everyday.

One day the wheels of time will turn the other way, one day our children will be back where they belong ... with us. Until then, god bless.

AC
From Petra / Posted: 28/12/2010
Hello Nicki,
I am in the same situation. I spent the Christmas thinking about my little boy who has now been in Brazil for 4 months!!! I know the pain that you are going through... I can just say "be strong and fight" cause that´s what I´m going to do fight untill the end and more... Take care
From Jo / Posted: 03/01/2011
There was no Christmas for me.
My daughter was abducted five months ago and I think about her all the time everyday. The pain is inbelievable.
I tried to make a Christmas for her by decorating a bit of the house for her where I keep her pictures.
As a Christmas gift to my daughter, I bought her a house in England. I am not rich but I used my life savings for it.
From Phil / Posted: 26/01/2011
Jo,be proactive and try to get access to your daughter asap.
From Justin / Posted: 01/02/2011
Hi Nicki, I hope you got through Christmas as best as you could. I hope you were around friends and family. My children were abducted in October and I knew I wouldn´t be able to get through Christmas alone. I made sure I was around family by going back to my home city for a few weeks during Christmas as I have no family where I live. Christmas day was very hard, I got to speak to them but it was a very sad day as I couldn´t be with them.

Hope you´re ok

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