What happened to this family (continued . . .)?

Life with our Mother, brother, and her friend was different in Brampton in comparison to Uranium City. Nevertheless, we found ourselves living the next seven (7) years in an additional physically, emotionally, and mentally abusive family. My younger sister and I did complete elementary school, high school, and we moved onwards to graduate from university. My Mom always looked depressed because of the loss of her oldest son, her husband through separation, and especially the loss of six of her children through foster care. She often appeared to be dissociated from us; just gazing into emptiness, remaining speechless. Eventually, my sisters settled into their individual families, raising children of their own. We raised our families better than we had been raised, and that is the goal, isn’t it? Our first oldest brother never married since he passed away one month after his 17th Birthday. The third oldest brother never had a chance to marry because he became homeless. Our second oldest brother remained single as he had his personal life tribulations to deal with, one of which did include depression. At the age of 30, he committed suicide.

Mother Teresa said

“Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.”


“The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.”

 To be continued . . .

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1 comment

  • Anita, I can understand your mother’s emptiness as I to have been there. I knew that in the early days, the son who was always with me lost part of me.
    Very fortunately over time , a hidden strength came in to force and by the grace of God was able to be that awesome Mother once again.


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