Tuesday, 22 December 2015
For those who are parents affected by parental child abduction or alienation and are not able to see their children, my heart goes out to you and empathise with the hurt that you will undoubtedly be feeling.
Please stay strong and try to enjoy the season as much as possible with the people around you who, in many cases, share your frustration with the system and really do care about you and your child(ren)!!
If you have your children with you this year, treasure every single moment with them. They will never be this age again.. You are very blessed..xx
Thank you to everybody that have stayed the distance, inspired me and helped me to stay focused and positive when inside I my heart has been shredded. Even more so with the sudden passing of my mother recently.. . For such a small lady, she had a huge heart and such great courage.. A true inspiration. She is missed so much.
I really can't put into words how much I appreciate all that have given so much love and support.
Love and best wishes!!! One Day Closer!! xx
Thursday, 17 December 2015
We give our wholehearted support for the UK charity Reunite International Child Abduction Centre and one of our objectives is to raise funds for their advice line (0044 (0)116 2556 234) through various events and activities.
Please help us to achieve this through our JustGiving pages or join our fundraising team (https://www.justgiving.com/teams/reunite-spain)
Wednesday, 9 December 2015
This is something that my mother Doreen Dalton always wished to do but unfortunately, due to health issues, was not given permission by her GP to do so. I will be doing this in her memory
If you would like to participate with me for this event, please let me know so I can get the forms sent out to you. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, 3 December 2015
We will continue to organise fund raising events for the Reunite International Child Abduction Centre charity and aim to raise awareness of parental child abduction / alienation as much as we can.
ONE DAY CLOSER
Aiming to raise awareness international child abduction & alienation
and to support of Reunite International Charity (Reg No. 1075729)
Avda Brisas, Local 21, Villamartin Plaza
Orihuela Costa, Alicante, Spain
0034 966 184 469
Thank you also to Spain Estate for their kind support
Monday, 16 November 2015
She was a loving caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother whose life centred around her family. An amazing lady who will be missed by many.
She gave her wholehearted support for the work of the Reunite International Child Abduction Centre charity who have been wonderful emotional support for my family. https://www.justgiving.com/Doreen-Dalton-reunite
She was also a supporter of the Furness Cancer Nurses Fund (Macmillan Nurses) https://www.justgiving.com/Doreen-Dalton-mcmillan for which she completed 3 bungie jumps and a firewalk in the decade prior to her passing.. (yes... really)
Donations can be made in her memory on the links above
Monday, 9 November 2015
Her funeral will take place at St James Church, Barrow-in-Furness on Monday 16th November at 11.00am.
As a loving mother, grandparent and amazing lady who was wishing to be reunited with her grandchild, she gave her wholehearted support for the work of the reunite international child abduction centre charity who have been wonderful emotional support for my family.
She was also a supporter of the Furness Cancer Nurses Fund (Macmillan Nurses) http://www.macmillan.org.uk/donate
Any messages can be sent via my email address email@example.com
She will be missed so much by many... RIP Mom :( xxx
Thursday, 29 October 2015
Understanding Stages of Grief applied to Parents Affected by Parental Child Abduction / Alienation / Retention
Stage 1: SHOCK AND DENIAL.
Stage 2: EMOTIONS ERUPT.
Stage 3: ANGER.
Stage 4: SICKNESS.
Stage 5: PANIC.
Stage 6: GUILT.
Stage 7: DEPRESSION AND LONELINESS.
Stage 8: RE-ENTRY TROUBLES.
Stage 9: HOPE.
Stage 10: ACCEPTING AND AFFIRMING REALITY.
Sunday, 18 October 2015
Monday, 12 October 2015
Wednesday, 7 October 2015
Well... A couple of days have passed since the end of Walk Across Borders. I have had some time to relax and reflect and it's been quite a roller coaster journey in many ways but also an amazing experience that I would do again tomorrow if I could.
I am staying with friends at the moment in UK who have been so fantastic to me and my family on a personal level at a times where I most needed it.. Thanks Nat & Ade.. I will never forget that
I just have a few more things to do here and then it's back to work..
Just as an addition to that, my employer has been fantastic in supporting me in giving me the time off to complete this so thank you Mark. That's really appreciated... I realise that you thought it was a crazy task that would be difficult but... I've done it :)
Looking forward to seeing friends and family back home in Spain ...
Thanks again to everybody who has provided me with so much love, support and encouragement. .. One Day Closer
Tuesday, 6 October 2015
Thank you to everybody who has supported me throughout. It really has meant so much.
Day 44 began at Brentford railway station and I decided to take the route which would take us down by Chelsea Embankment although this made it a little longer, it seemed a nicer route..
It was fantastic to see my friend Holly amongst the people who joined us.. Really did mean a lot that she and her partner made the journey down from Taunton.. Glad we mannaged to catch up at Hammersmith.. I was getting worried that you wouldnt catch us for a while :)
We stopped a few times on the journey since this was a much shorter walking day than any of the other days and arrived at the Royal Courts of Justice at just after 3.15 pm..
Following the end of the journey, we went for a celebration drink and cake at Pret a Manger..
Thank you again for all of your support.. 12.1 miles completed which made the TOTAL distance for Walk Across Borders to be 1083.2 miles.. (1743.25 km)
Some of you might be glad to hear the the lyca will now go in the back of my wardrobe for a while :)...
Thank you so much everybody for your amazing support and very kind comments. Each and every one have been so appreciated.
WALK ACROSS BORDERS IS COMPLETED
Thank you everybody who walked with me today and any of the other days... To Michelle who I wish would have been able to be here today... She did most of the work.. I just did the walking
Thank you also to Irene for inviting me to stay and oh wow.... THE BATH !!!! Nearly fell asleep in there!!
I have a few things I need to do in the UK before returning home but I am going to go quiet on social media for a little while so if my facebook page becomes disabled, dont worry... I'm ok and I'll be back
I hope you will continue to follow this page as I have further plans for Walk Across Borders in the future..
Also, if you would like to donate to my nominated charity, Reunite International Child Abduction Centre, you can do so on my JustGiving page www.justgiving.com/walkacrossborders
If you wish to be in touch the next few weeks, contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or my mobile 0034 622 925754..
Love and best wishes