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heartbroken

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My beautiful, sweet, fun-loving, kind hearted step-daughter

Ashley

left this earth on 28 February.

She was 22 years old.

She died in her apartment of a drug overdose after a long struggle with addiction.

She had been clean for a while and was full of hope for her future

There is an epidemic of opiate addiction in this country – all over the world really

We are sending our children onto the streets

and into the heavens

and there are enough tears to fill an ocean

but our children keep falling

Ashley

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16 thoughts on “heartbroken

  1. Oh my God, how sad this is! I am so sorry for your loss! WIshing you all the strength, light and love you need to cope with this!!
    In your case a well chosen word for this weeks letter, but i’d much rather would have seen that your choice could whole heartedly be “Happy”.>
    My prayers are with you and Ashley!

    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  2. I’m so sorry. I have children in that age range, and all of their friends who are sometimes like my bonus children. My heart breaks for you and for that tender girl, gone too soon.

  3. I am so sorry about your step-daughter. This is my friend’s greatest fear about her son. I tried to leave a comment on your blogger blog but it seems to taken over by ads that send you to another website. Google is not good about answering questions. WordPress is. Try the help forums… Michelle

  4. How terrible to lose a child .There is still such a lot to be done against drugs. It looks like a hopeless war against a silent enemy. My condolences go to the family of Ashley and EG Camera Girl.
    Wil, ABCW Team

  5. That is so terrible ! To watch somebody going straight ahead to the graveyard and you are so helpless and can’t do anything. Once addicted it is very difficult to heal ! Only few manage it. So sad to die so young !

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