Author Archives: Sally Ann

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A thief in the night

Originally posted on Gone upstairs:
“But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into”…

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Emergency brain scan, please

Originally posted on Gone upstairs:
Monday morning 17th November 2014. Believe it or not I was still hoping I would be able to get away to the 3 day retreat I’d booked at Launde Abbey… that’s how convinced we were…

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The turning of the year

Originally posted on Gone upstairs:
Yesterday I was full of words but there was no opportunity to express them. Today I am making time, but it is possible they will not come out from hiding. It is painful to live…

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Seven year itch

Originally posted on Gone upstairs:
It was seven years ago today, 1st April 2009, that my 22 year-old son called to me down the stairs, “Mum, I can’t see” and a little voice in my head said oh so clearly,…

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A time for mourning

Originally posted on Gone upstairs:
Wherever there is loss there is grief – and grief is exhausting.  It may be hidden grief – subconscious sadness, buried pain with little outward show – or a more obvious storm of weeping.  Either…

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Saying goodbye

It’s a month since we lost him. It’s not the same as losing a child in a busy shopping centre or even a pet who wanders off. Forget the agony of the McCanns, always searching for Madeline or the posters … Continue reading

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The snare has been broken

Originally posted on Longing to escape…:
“We have escaped like a bird from the fowler’s snare; the snare has been broken, and we have escaped”. Psalm 124v7 Escape… it’s what this blog has been about. I started it at a point…

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