With a Special Child 
6, 2003 - by Lucy Test, Mayfair Plaza
Lucy Test is sharing experiences
from her own life. If you missed the beginning of her true story, please
here. To be continnued next month.
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In the past few weeks my
life has been blown apart. I told you all last time that Alex had
left us, and the effect that had on Jack and the other children, but nothing
could have prepared me for the devastation that was about to hit us.
One afternoon Adam didnít
come home with the other children on the school bus, and we immediately
reported him missing to the Mayfair Police Department, who started a search
for Adam. We found he hadnít been at school since lunchtime, and
I was going out of my mind with worry. I called Alex and he said
he hadnít seen Adam either, I didnít know where my child was, and I was
going out of my mind.
The next two days were very
hard for us all, and now that Jackís constant companion wasnít around either
Jack started playing up a lot. When the police found Adamís body
at an abandoned house, my whole world fell apart. My wonderful bright
little boy had been taken from me, and our whole family was devastated.
At first it was thought to
be an accident, but after more evidence came in, we learned that our baby
had been murdered. I canít say very much about the circumstances
as the trial looms, but this is something I had never considered happening
Jack has reacted very badly
to Adamís death, and I now find I have to spend more and more time with
him, juggling work and my family has become an all consuming task leaving
me very tired and feeling isolated and unable to cope. The loss of
a child is something that should never happen to any parent, but to have
your child snatched from your family leaves the worst feeling of despair.
Jack, Natalie, Kurtis and
Deanna all miss their brother very much and this has left a huge hole in
all our lives.
When the trial is over, I
hope to be able to move on with our lives somewhat and hopefully I can
bring some good news to you next time.
I would like to thank all
those who offered their support and well wishes in the last few weeks.
To be continnued.