was in shock. He was speechless. It was the first time I had seen him like this.
Once he had overcome his momentarily moment of shock, he ushered me into the house. Mum and he had been sat in the back garden and were having a bit of a BBQ since the weather had been so nice. Mum had taken over from the meat duty on the BBQ rack as this was dad’s passion. She hadn’t noticed that I had entered the garden with dad holding me in his arms like a little broken girl. Mum turned around to ask dad who was at the door, but she didn’t need an answer… she saw me…she saw the state I was in.
No words were needed.
Her little girl was broken and needed rescuing.
When I saw the tears fall from my