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Staying Alive!
Created By: Kim Holderer

Shock, anger, terror fear!

All this and more came to me a couple of years ago, when I was summoned into school one winter day. There was my daughter and the school principal who were to tell me the most horrifying thing, My baby had been assaulted!

Then came the police, the lawyers, the doctors, all pushing us both to our limits, the confusion the nightmare that followed was endless! All I could think of was to focus on healing my daughter, let teh courts do what they had to, we knew who these people were and they were caught and convicted, now how to help my baby girl find her way back?

My bright laughing girl seemed to be drying up before emy eyes. She became suicidal and a cutter!

Hospitals and rehabs! An agonizing onslaught of professionals who said they could help and all they did was to hand us more pills!

I was shaking all the time and Sarah was falling apart, using those beautiful hands to hurt herself!

Then I thought YARN I need YARN and my needles!

Finally a way to stop my hands from shaking, I could talk to doctors who stared at my flying needles, and I defended myself by informing them this was MY THERAPY! and I could pay attention a lot better if they let me be.

It was working! Thank heavens!

Then on a visit to my daughter in the rehab I brought them with me and she asked if she could learn? she had never shown an interest and in spite of the concern she would use them to harm herself I asked for permission to bring her some needles! Christmas was coming and she wanted to make her sister something. It was working! Her hands were busy and she calmed down and could think clearly, yarns and colors and needles!

slowly ever so slowly things fell back into place, my daughter is home now and still knitting and crocheting! She and I shop for yarns now and I am so grateful that I knew this skill to help myself hold on through this nightmare and then to be able to guide my baby back to a colorful and beautiful life.

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