Forgot your password?

We just sent you an email, containing instructions for how to reset your password.

Sign in

  • Today started off dark for me. It is unusual for me not to be able to address what trigger set off my depression. I was just overwhelmed by despair,

    My daughter phoned and asked if I could look after my 5 year old grandson, as he has a sore throat and she had to go to work.
    For the first time I said "I can't, I have to go out for a walk to clear my head. "

    She was a bit shocked but she rang up Rowan's other grandma and she agreed to have him.

    I was feeling too down to feel guilty. But I felt much better going for a walk along the lough and breathing in the rain, feeling the wind storm through my hair.

    I was home for my eleven year old grandson, and whilst we were looking some words up in my Thesaurus, Madeleine turned up with a bouquet of flowers. I had to cry again. Too much.

    I promise the next story will not be about me.
    • Share

    Connected stories:

About

Collections let you gather your favorite stories into shareable groups.

To collect stories, please become a Citizen.

    Copy and paste this embed code into your web page:

    px wide
    px tall
    Send this story to a friend:
    Would you like to send another?

      To retell stories, please .

        Sprouting stories lets you respond with a story of your own — like telling stories ’round a campfire.

        To sprout stories, please .

            Better browser, please.

            To view Cowbird, please use the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, or Internet Explorer.