Monday, January 14, 2013

I am going to live

As you may know, I have three blogs. I wrote in one of the other blogs this morning, a post which was supposed to be a review of some books I have read recently on mental illness. But it ended up being far more personal, and particularly regarding all that has happened with Michaela's case recently. So I thought I'd post a link here if you are interested.

http://sharonmurch.blogspot.com/2013/01/mental-health-i-am-going-to-live.html

9 comments:

  1. I read your blog at the link above. Congratulations for choosing to truly live and keep laughing! I think you're a strong, spiritual woman not to let your your pain overcome you. I read an article in the newspaper yesterday about a father who briefly thought he'd lost his 5 children and his parents in a forest fire. (Miraculously, this turned out not to be the case.) His comment was something like, "I braced myself for the news that I'd lost both my parents and my children". I thought it was amazing that he said "I braced myself", as in making himself stronger in preparation for the terrible news. We muster the strength to carry on, despite life's horrors. It's not easy though. Embracing life again is a wonderful idea, and I hope you can do it guilt-free. You certainly deserve all the laughter and happiness life has to offer you.

    Cindy

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  2. I hope you understand how much you truly help people by your honest insights into yourself. I find inspiration from you and most of the time I find ways to think in a different way. You are one of the few people that really make me think and contemplate life.

    Thank you so much for sharing your personal thoughts. The world is a much better place with you in it.

    Rod R.

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    1. Nicely said, Rod. R.

      Sharon, you give Michaela's story life - a face and a voice - which Michaela can't do right now. Had one story I read not included a quotation from your blog, and had I not gone to your blog because of how that quotation affected me, that story would have been just another sad story I read in the news that day. Now I've taken an interest not only in Michaela's case, but the problem of missing children in general. I realize how far we've come (at least in North America) in handling missing child cases, but also how far we still need to go in supporting victims, families and investigators. Thank you for letting us get to know you, and through you, Michaela. Thoughts are things and we just don't know what the power of knowing, hoping and believing can accomplish. Wishing you well.

      Cindy

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  3. Sharon. I echo what the two people above say. Plus I'd like to add that I'm glad to see you're keeping yourself up. By that I mean not allowing yourself to fall in a pit of depression. You have so much to offer the world. I know you've already given all of us who read the blog so much inspiration. You've been through unfathomable years of pain and still you go on. On the same note I hope you allow yourself to crumble;its a part of the human emotion. Allow yourself to not be strong. But please take care of yourself. And ask yourself,would Michaela want me to damage my body by crazy dieting and not take care of myself? No she wouldn't. Take care of Michaelas mom. Please,for her and for you. We all love you very much.

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  4. Sharon, we all care of BOTH you and Michaela, Michaela has become a household name thanks to you many people who have heard and care. You have shared your wisdom as a mother through this blog. Thanks

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  6. You were once gracious enough to comment to a post I made on Michaela's Facebook page. I remember when I first heard about this case when I was 10 years old. The reason I am writing this is because while I was browsing the true crime section last night, I picked up a book about Jaycee Dugard and noticed both your picture and Michaela's picture in there.

    As I mentioned, I was 10 when I first heard about Michaela and 24 years later, I have never forgotten her. I remember at 10 years old feeling scared and wondering if this could happen to me. However, that is not the point of this post. I wanted you to know that your daughter is one of the reason's that I went back to school and received my Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice.

    I want to fight for the children like Michaela, who are lost or missing. I want to be able to bring closure for people like you. You are truly one of my inspirations and role model's.

    I wanted you to know that Michaela has touched my life for the last 24 years. That a 10 year old little girl grew up to be a 34 year old woman who has vowed to fight for the lost and missing children.

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  7. Hi Sharon,

    I just wanted to wish you a good start to your week. I hope you're doing okay.

    Cindy.

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