Another Forgotten Child by Cathy Glass

By Cathy Glass

A brand new memoir from Sunday occasions and manhattan occasions bestselling writer Cathy Glass.

Eight-year-old Aimee was once at the baby defense sign up at beginning. Her 5 older siblings have been taken into care a long time in the past. So nobody can comprehend why she used to be left at domestic to undergo for thus lengthy. it kind of feels Aimee was once forgotten.

The social prone are searhing for a truly skilled foster carer to appear after Aimee and, while she reads the referral, Cathy is aware why. regardless of her reservations, Cathy has the same opinion to Aimee on – there's something approximately her that reminds Cathy of Jodie (the topic of ‘Damaged’ and the main disturbed baby Cathy has cared for), and examining the document immediately tugs at her middle strings.

When she arrives, Aimee is offended. and he or she has each correct to be. She has spent the 1st 8 years of her lifestyles dwelling together with her drug-dependent mom in a flat that the social employee defined as ‘not healthy for human habitation’. Aimee is so thankful as she snuggles into her mattress at Cathy’s condominium at the first evening that it brings Cathy to tears.

Aimee’s competitive mom is consistently inflicting hassle at touch, and makes sweeping allegations opposed to Cathy and her relations in entrance of her daughter to boot. it's a attempting time for Cathy, and it makes it tricky for Aimee to settle. yet as Aimee starts off to belief Cathy, she begins to open up. And the extra Cathy learns approximately Aimee’s lifestyles prior to she got here into care, the extra horrified she becomes.

It’s transparent that Aimee must have been rescued a lot quicker and as her trip looks coming to a cheerful finish, Cathy can’t aid yet examine all of the different ‘forgotten children’ which are nonetheless suffering…

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After a while it seemed as if he didn't need sex from me any more because he got plenty elsewhere. I was glad that Christopher was a boy because if I'd had a girl, I'd have always been afraid of what my husband might do to her. I'm going to bring him up so he'll never do the things his grandfather did to me. Battery My husband started hitting me about two months after I got pregnant. He hit me because he was very jealous. Everywhere I go, men always give me attention. He didn't like that because he thought of me as his.

I don't want Christopher to become like his father - always drinking and jolling [partying] and with no sense of responsibility. I had nightmares about my husband and his family poisoning Christopher's mind against me. If my husband's family had taken him away that night, I'd never have seen him again. I'm afraid that if Andrew gets the chance, he'll take Christopher to Britain. Although he has the money to look after my son, he doesn't behave like a father to him. He picks him up, tells him he loves him, then puts him down again, and that's it.

The relationship would last only if I didn't have sex with them. Afrikaner men are like that. All my boyfriends were the same. Sex was fine while I was having it, but I always felt guilty afterwards. I didn't know if it was right to be doing it without being married. I didn't use any birth control and the men didn't either. I had orgasms with some of them but not with others. Some were good lovers and others weren't. Then suddenly I stopped having orgasms until I was married. When I was 19, I had a six-month relationship with a 29-year-old man called Dawie [pseudonym].

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