My Lillie

by Linda
(Rio Rancho, NM)

On my birthday last year I woke up to a phone call telling me that my daughter was dead. 23 years old and a 2 year old daughter waiting for her mother to come home. Her mother was in jail waiting to go to a program that would take them both and hopefully get their lives going in the right direction. She made a lot of the same mistakes I made when I was young and ended up in jail. I thought she would be safe there... she was not. She died of an overdose right there in jail. I was devastated. I still am. The one thing keeping me together is she left a beautiful little girl that was actually born on the same day she was, 21 years later. So now I have a second chance. I thank God every day for her even when she's driving me nuts. I was blessed.

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May 27, 2011
To Robinanyoymous
by: Linda from Rio

Thank you for your thoughts and I'm sorry for the loss of Ashley too. It's just amazing how much you see of your child in their child. I can't change what happened to Lillie but I can do the best I can at raising this child. She's a sweety and a brat all rolled up into one .(Just like her moma)

May 18, 2011
by: robinAnonymous

I am so sorry . I can say I do know how you feel. I lost my 26yr. old ,to a drug overdose. She left a 3&4yr. old girls. I get them on weekends. I had her when I WAS 16YRS .a part of me is gone. I AM ALSO Very thankful for my girls. IT HAS been 16 mo. since she died. SOMETIMES I WISHED I COULD go a day without thinking about what happened to her. I WAKE UP thinking about her and go to sleep thinking about her . I DO best when i have the girls, but at the same time I am tired. I pray to GOD to just send her home back to me and I WILL DO BETTER WITH her and love her even more than I did. I hope the best for u and your granddaughter maybe we can keep in contact on this site. I am new at the computer thing. God bless my prayers are with yall.

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