Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Joy In My Life

Sometimes as we journey through this addiction with our son it is easy to become overwhelmed with the despair and anger of his addiction. What he drags us through in the name of his problem is something every parent of an addict knows all too well.

It's time to lighten up for a minute. We have a new granddaughter. She is 4.5 months old and she is our first grandchild. I know some of you are already grandparents so I'm sure this is redundant to jabber on about a baby but I beg your forgiveness and patience.

Brooke can roll over now. She is becoming more and more active. I think she is beginning to recognize others, at least it feels like she is recognizing us. She smiles when we are close and laughs when we talk to her. I want to think it is because Grandpa and Grandma are special but I know she does it for everyone else too. She is a happy baby. She is truly a ray of sunshine in our life.

Maybe today I need to think more about the sunshine instead of brooding over the clouds. Maybe today we all need to think about the sunshine.

8 comments:

HeatherK. said...

A baby's smile can make you forget there is anything wrong in the world. Congratulations on being a Granddad.

Cat said...

Babies do have a way of brightening our lives - even when there are clouds overhead.

Katherine said...

I really enjoy reading your blog. I am a recovering addict, and by reading your blog it helps show me what all my mother went through with me and my addiction.

It helps greatly to realize all of the little joys in our lives, and to focus on those. Really, if you think about it - the good in our lives outweigh the bad on most days. :)

Thanks for sharing with us. Your blog is my favorite.

Sierra Wolf said...

Oh yeah, Grand babies are the best !! they always seem to come at a time when we long for the softness and love aof a little person without all the complications of enduring the parenting thing all over again! Love her and enjoy her !

prodigaldaughter2 said...

I'm not a grandma but I'm a great-aunt so I kinda know what you mean! There is nothing that compares to the sweetness and joy a baby can bring. I even nicknamed my great nephew "joy" when he was a baby because he provided so much of it (not that he's six I don't dare call him that!)

Brooke sounds like a sweetie pie.

Lou said...

My daughter is 30, and I'm still waiting for a grandchild! And she keeps telling me they want 4 children "later on". LOL

Syd said...

Congratulations. I'm very happy for you. It is time for there to be some sunshine.

Fractalmom said...

grandchildren are the greatest gift from God that exists. ever. i didn't think it was possible to love something more than you love your children, until I held that first grandbaby.