DRIP LOVE: A Mother’s Journey Through Parental Alienation by B’elle Meraki
B’elle Meraki is a pseudonym chosen to protect my child’s identity. Though I feel comfortable telling my story, I don’t believe it’s fair (or a good parenting practice) to tell her story. That’s for her to do if she ever feels the need. Having said that, the experience of telling my story in such a public way has been an incredible gift.
The Greek word Meraki means to do something with passion, from the heart, with absolute devotion, with undivided attention, a labor of love. If you knew the real me, you would know that is how I have parented all my children throughout the years. When I set out to tell my story, I did so intending to tell it in the same spirit I raised my family and hope that someone who had similar experiences would benefit from knowing that they are not crazy and are not alone.
For the most part, I have lived a charmed life. I was raised by parents who taught me the importance of working in service for others, which led to my calling as a foster parent for over two dozen children.
I had numerous jobs and careers but fostering was by far the most fulfilling of all. Beyond the opportunity to open my home and heart for children at a time when they needed it, I also was able to advocate for families and children who were struggling with the child welfare system.
I have been blessed with three daughters, two grandchildren, and the best third husband ever!
Our love story began when we were six years old, and after a 40+ year break, we were reunited on my 50th birthday. His love and support were instrumental in my survival of Parental Alienation, and I will be forever grateful that he was brought back into my life when he was.
Find B’elle Meraki’s story in Volume 4
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