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Mar. 28th, 2008 | 01:55 pm
mood: ecstaticecstatic



*collapses in a breathless heap and downs a restorative cup of tea*

When my Gwen was in primary school, she was a bully-magnet, and had a hell of a time. Finally, in 4th grade, she met a young lad, Sam, a Kiwi, just arrived in Oz, Mormon family, no friends - they became best mates.
For almost a year they were inseparable, and we had him over to our place many times. He was a great kid, funny, kind, smart - all the things a Mum wants in their child's friends.
Then - WHAM - he was gone.
It seemed his father and step-mother weren't too pleased with how close the kids had become, especially as we were Pagans, and Sam loved Gwen and liked me.
He was yanked out of school, literally, at the end of one day near the end of the year, and dragged, again literally, to a car, him and Gwen screaming and crying and trying to reach each other, and they drove away - never to be seen again.
Gwen found out he'd been taken back to NZ, tried to phone, tried to send letters - all of which were blocked.
To say she was shattered and distraught would be an understatement.
SIXTEEN YEARS went by. Gwen tried to find him many times, without success.


Yep - today, in a bit of a freak turn, Gwen found a small, family-based website in NZ, tracing Sam's sister, Crystal...and there he was...on her friend's page!!
Sam is alive and well. He is also gay and a cross-dressing drag queen! Gwen was almost hysterical with tears and laughter when she called me to tell me.
Sam remembers her and they are now in contact.

Finally my bubby can get some closure on one of the most significant and traumatic episodes of her childhood - and hopefully go on to both re-build and newly build a relationship with Sam.

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Idiot with a Keyboard

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from: falconwhitaker
date: Mar. 28th, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)

Aw, that is so sweet. I'm so happy for her! :D

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Zoe, Queen of the Dust Bunnies

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from: zoe_i_am
date: Apr. 21st, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)

*throws confetti and rose petals and joins in happy dance*

That is so wonderful! I'm so happy for them both!!!!

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