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I Am Set Apart, Not Set Aside – Stacey’s Story

I Am Set Apart, Not Set Aside – Stacey’s Story

They say your twenties are the years of uncertainty and messiness but also of opportunity and discovering who you truly are. My own journey has been far from smooth sailing, but then again, who’s journey ever is. I am now at a point in my life, where I can look back on all those uncertain and messy moments and be thankful for them. They have led me to where I am right now. Wr....

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2190 Deaths Later – Rhea’s Story

2190 Deaths Later – Rhea’s Story

It began with predatory stares.  My young thigh, catatonic glances, his scary blue eyes that turned from my gaze less and less.  Glares mutated to creaks on stairs, and those young and tender years when other girls whispered of crushes, were to me, filled with felonies in the night. He wasn’t my real father, but was to protect me as if he were.  If he could hurt me, then w....

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Joyce – She Is 93

Happiness is cutting a slice of birthday cake at your 93rd birthday! At 93 years of age Joyce Anlezark has had ample opportunity to consider what’s important in life. Her advice for the rest of us is practical and uncomplicated. ‘Work hard, always give a days’ work for a days pay, and be honest in all you do. Be strong in your own convictions, value your family and spend ....

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She Is Grateful – Kerryn’s Story

Us mums – we’re time-poor. We spend a fair bit of time lamenting our kids crazy schedules (well I do anyway)…. but yesterday I had reason to pause and celebrate. We were sitting in another eisteddfod and Abs was halfway through her lyrical, when I suddenly realised it was only a year since her first solo competition. As I watched her and quietly gulped back tears (for....

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