I am so glad I checked this thread! I came here to help with Haleigh, and other missing kids in the future - I had no idea resources like this were available here.
Since last November, I have had this weird feeling - the best way I can say it is that "We have to be prepared for the survival of our family". I got such a strong feeling that the world was going to change, and FAST soon. I decided that we had to start doing some things, like have a backyard garden, learn to can and pickle, things like that, in order for us to survive. It seems like a weird thing to say but the urgency was overpowering how weird I felt if that makes sense.
When I have said such things out loud in the past, I got strange looks, like I was losing my marbles. I thought maybe I am paranoid or just being silly... but the determination never left no matter how I tried to talk myself out of it.
So I have to say I am so glad I read here today and saw other views on the same issue. Wow. I feel validated now. Thank you for that.
I talked this over with my therapist (yes I am CRAZY lol), because I thought I was being paranoid and maybe developing some of the anxiety I used to have, and he looked at me and said that I was right! He said that he thinks I am more 'in tune' with the world. The strange thing is, since I started to feel that sense of urgency, I have not been afraid at all. I feel ready... for the challenges. For whatever is to come. And in a way, I am excited about it, because it feels like a new world is coming. I feel like the way we did things in the past, as each of us as an individual island, is coming to an end and we are moving more towards a community living if that makes sense. We will know our neighbors, help each other out, watch each others children, it feels GOOD that its coming.
So thank you for this! You are all awesome!:blowkiss::blowkiss::clap::clap::clap: