My 16 year old niece ran away from home over 2 weeks ago now in Sydney. It’s been a very troubling time and my head is all a fluff because naturally as her auntie I love her and want her safe. But she is giving her parents a real headache right now and I’m more concerned at the devastating affect this is having on her parents. They are not coping and treading on eggshells trying to remind her they love her and wanting to understand why she has done this. All in text as she won’t see anyone or talk.
We know she is safe and where she is. She has given no reasons and is holding her parents on eggshells by stating if they bother her. They will never see her again. But no reason given. Can they do anything, it seems not. As long as there is an adult where she is staying they cannot.
Now let me put that into context. She has been sofa surfing at different homes. When the police first went out to search they found her at the boyfriends home. So as he lives with his mum it was considered that technically she is safe.
Right now I’m sitting on my fingers considering an emergency flight to Australia to go back home to support my brother and his wife who are falling apart right now. I don’t have the money, but if I need to do it, credit is my first choice!!
I wake up each day feeling the pain in my heart as I know what my brother and his wife are going through. I feel it because it’s family. I’m so worried, for her state of mind and for my brother and his wife who are not sleeping or eating. It’s suffocating this sense of dread in my heart right now.
On the good side of things my son is getting married to his lovely partner on Friday, I am so excited and cannot wait to be there. My plan is to go and have the best time as I watch two special people tie the knot. This is a wonderful event to look forward to and I look forward to watching my first born marry his childhood sweetheart.
The whole time I plan to bombard my niece with what’s app photos of the day to remind her who her family are. That’s my plan.
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