Today let’s talk about abandonment.
Has it ever felt scary to think you might end up all alone?
That someone might have abandoned you forever? One night when I was 8 years old, my Mom left us with a babysitter while she was at a function out at the country club. She was supposed to return by 8 O’clock. By 8:30, when she hadn’t come home, I was frantically running around the house, the babysitter trying to comfort me, and I was certain something bad had happened and my Mother was never coming back. Of course she had just stayed to visit with someone. Yet even at that early age, I had a terrible fear of being abandoned. It was one of the most devastating effects of growing up in an alcoholic household, and took a great deal of work to try to overcome.
Have you ever felt like you were or might be abandoned?
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