My name is Aletheia or Alli for short. I'm a grateful recovering addict. I have a lot of wonderful friends in Narcotics Anonymous. I have been in a committed relationship with my boy friend for more than nine months. He has really been there to support me in recovery. I love scapbooking about my friends and animals. I recently adopted two puppies Mutley and Motley. Up until about six months ago I devoted most of my time to rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife. Raccoons were my passion. I only kept wildlife long term if they were disabled and could not survive in the wild. To safely handle raccoons I have pre-exposure rabies vaccines.
Peaches the raccoon in the photo never could live independently. She required allot of on going medical and supportive care. She had serious brain and organ damage. I spent everyday for a year keeping her alive and happy. Nothing made me happier then to see her enjoy life. Peaches was my world. On July 26, 2007 there was nothing more I could do to keep her organs functioning and Peaches passed away. We remember Peaches May 1, 2006-July 26, 2007.
The witch in Every Women
Beliefs / Practices
Pagan, Wiccan, Other Spirituality, Heathen
Photography and scrapbooking
Raccoons have been my heroes and best friends ever since I began fostering them when I was 14 years old. In their eyes I see pure hope, love and a special bond of friendship that even death itself can’t destroy. Throughout the last 12 years when I slow down enough to look into the big beautiful brown eyes of just one of my raccoons I get enough courage to stay alive. When I couldn’t trust even one human on the planet I reached out to rescue cold, sick, and injured baby raccoons who like me were all alone in the world. Soon these little ones seemed to think I was their mommy. When I first began raising baby raccoons in 1995 for the first time I learned how to bond, love and open my own heart. I became capable of love when they loved me first. I have spent little time over the years alone because I had them to hold close. There have been many times when holding my raccoons close to my heart was my only way to survive the moment.
My heroes are people just like me who reach out and take my hand when I need a friend the most. My heroes are the people in my life who are always there to catch me when I fall. During my darkest nights when all seems lost these friends help me survive until sunrise breaks though. Rather than judging, and manipulating me these selfless people contribute to shaping me into the person I want to be. Instead of telling me what to do and making demands of me these friends encourage me to think for myself and make up my own mind. No matter what I do these my true friends love me unconditionally all the time. My special friends and mentors have touched my heart deeply and influenced my life profoundly. I would not be alive today without them. Friends have showed me how to find myself and make good choices.
My human friends are also my heros including those in the Narcotics Anonymous fellowship and most importantly my boy friend the love of my life.