In Reply to: Re: Moving On posted by Kathy on December 15, 2002 at 18:17:01:
Thanks for your comments, (and thanks to Acheick and the other people too).
It is honestly wonderful to know that some parents really do care about their children. It's so horrific that this legacy has taken such a toll on us all.
Was Sapphire in the PI Jumbo? I seem to recall her there, but my memory (obviously and thankfully) is fading.
I think grief (and rage too) is an important part of healing, and just being able to express the feelings we never could is something we need to be able do.
Many people are afraid of anger I think, and worried that they if they open the deep dark box (in themselves or their children) where everything is safely stored, they won't be able to put it back. I think that's wrong, and the only way to move past it is to face it and feel it and cry and scream as much as we need to. We all experienced loss, loss of ourselves, our families and innocence, and we have to be able to experience the grief for that part of us we can never regain to be able to move on from it.
I do believe we can go on and we all will in our own time.