While so many good and positive things are happening for us right now, I have to pause today to remember someone who was once very dear in heart and is no longer with us.
Today Athena graduates from high school.
Athena was Gary's daughter (my stepdaughter) and for those of you who don't know - she was bribed, hypnotized and manipulated starting at age 13. Reason: To remove father from her life.
Along with the removal of her father though, was a removal of her self - and she became someone different. The Athena we knew had disappeared.
How sad it must be to wear a cap and gown and hold your hand out for your diploma on one of the most important days of your life, knowing that the one person who loved and believed in you more than anyone
else in this world - is absent.
But then again... she probably doesn't even remember.