Scot­tish Real Life

Af­ter los­ing her 13-year-old daugh­ter to sui­cide, Pauline Mo­ri­arty from East Ayr­shire be­gan a char­ity for young peo­ple...

No. 1 Magazine - - SCOTLAND’S NO.1 -

Jenna was beau­ti­ful and nat­u­rally in­tel­li­gent. She was kind and com­pas­sion­ate and uniquely hi­lar­i­ous. In the re­mem­brance book at school, ev­ery­one seemed to think she was re­ally funny. Some of her friends told me that they had never heard her say a bad word about any­one. She was al­ways car­ing, even at 5 years old, she would be drawn to the wee one that wasn’t so pop­u­lar and she wanted ev­ery­one to be happy. She couldn’t cope with peo­ple not be­ing kind, she just couldn’t un­der­stand that.

In her eu­logy, I wrote about how Jenna had am­bi­tions all through her life; some­thing for ev­ery day of the week! On a Wed­nes­day she wanted to work in a post of­fice, on Thurs­day she wanted to be an as­tro­naut and the next day she was go­ing to be a writer! Near the end she wanted to be a graphic de­signer, I think she could have done any­thing with her life.

I look back now and think why did I not re­alise. I knew Jenna was quite down but she was 13 and we thought it was her age. It was only a cou­ple of days be­fore that she told me she felt like she didn’t have a voice any­more. She told me what had been up­set­ting her but we made a plan for things to be bet­ter. That was on the Sun­day night and I thought we’d had a re­ally pos­i­tive con­ver­sa­tion. I came home from work on Tues­day, less than 48 hours later, and she was gone.

auline with her daugh­ters So­phie and enna

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