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Val Nettles
Advocate for Missing People and how my life had changed because of it
Advocate for Missing People and how my life had changed because of it
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Holiday thoughts
As the holidays loom I had some thoughts after reading a meme.  I felt it was important to say this in case it can give anyone hope.  This is a hard time of year to negotiate if life has take a turn you didn’t foresee. Many valleys have I climbed out of ove...
Holiday thoughts
Holiday thoughts
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Damien38
I have been feeling very unsettled lately, like an itch
beneath the skin you can’t scratch.   I
have the familiar anxiety where I struggle for a deep breath.   It has been niggling at me.   I have a urge to scream, which thankfully I have
under control.   I...
Damien38
Damien38
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The Quiet Moments
The quiet moments, when driving home, he wanders into my
thoughts quite clearly.   The familiar
emotions that have been carefully repressed start to percolate and bubble like a small spring
of water that has lain covered then is suddenly laid bare. I say hi...
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Watch this space
Watch this space I had a colleague ask me what that meant.   I didn’t realize not everyone understands
that saying.   But I guess I assume and
one should not assume anything, I have learned. It has been a frustrating year “watch this space kind of
year” and...
Watch this space
Watch this space
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Still missing and still loved.
Still missing and still not properly investigated. I am weary of armchair detectives and judgmental comments about Damien being out late. I really should not read comments, but there again, I have nothing to hide and can appreciate people will speculate.  H...
Still missing and still loved.
Still missing and still loved.
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Brain Cloud
This thing between my ears is called my brain. It is what
scientists liken to a computer in our head that processes and stores
information Ad infinitum which means again and again.   I know this why?? I googled it: ‘Ad infinitum
definition, to infinity; end...
Brain Cloud
Brain Cloud
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Creating Hope from the darkness
Life as we knew it was cast away from its course into dark and deep waters of despair and confusion.  Dealing with what is known as “ambiguous loss” has been a long journey with many hard lessons learned along the way. Lessons about life and family and what...
Creating Hope from the darkness
Creating Hope from the darkness
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Something is not working!
And still they keep on coming – one after the other after
the other. Smiling faces, some full of hope and optimism, some not
quite so cheerful, but every one has a story and belongs to someone. For 21 years we have searched for our missing son and in the
pr...
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I never knew you at 17 years old…. You are going to be 37 years old soon and a whole lifetime has passed you by and cheated us out of the joy of watching you grow into the great human being I know you could have been. It is very hard to come to terms with t...
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