Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Dad's Love

Will our children ever realize how deep their Dad's love is for each of them? Will they remember the mountains that their dad has helped them move through the years. The crisis at college, the issues while building a new house or helping bring an old run down house back to life, just to name a few. I do not know. My hope is that they do. Especially, this latest mountain for our son. It was just huge!

Dad didn't have to go to the PO and tell him Alex wasn't going to be able to make his appointment that day. He could have just called, but he didn't. He didn't have to help the PO get our son help, but he did. That's what their dad does for them. He goes above and beyond to help his kids. He didn't have to ask the Sheriff of our county for a favor so that our son's PO in the next county could get our son into Detox and and then The Center- but he did, Heck, I would not have been brave enough to even ask! Dad never hesitates to take the risk.

When we picked up our son late last night, I think Alex had a small glimpse that something unusual had happened. His dad explained to him, as we drove him from jail to detox center, each step he took, to make getting into The Center happen. Our son admitted that he was feeling so sick from withdrawal that he could not grasp it all, but he realized this was happening because of his dad. Dad talked to him about honor. Dad asked our son to keep the honor of his name. Our son said he wasn't completely sure about honor, but he would try. Then we had a whole different conversation on not just trying, but succeeding. We can only hope.

Whether my children find their dad a mountain mover for them right now, as I said earlier, I am not sure, But to me, he is a mountain mover, a risk taker, a resolver... he is my hero!
(and hopeful if not already, then one day, my children's hero as well)

~Mom



10 comments:

Sarah said...

A very sweet post. I often wonder what my children will think. I know that now that I am in my 30s and realize how hard parenting is, I appreciate my own parents so very much!

Annette said...

Oh Mom, what a beautiful post. It is so good to hear from you!

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Its good to see a post from you, Mom. Alex is blessed to have you and Dad.

ChaiLatte said...

What a great post, Mom. You guys are a great team and I think that a united front is so important when dealing with our kids (no matter how old they are!) Kudos to you for supporting your husband- and sharing it with us!

kristi said...

I have seen my Mom do a lot to help my addicted brothers. My Mom has isssues of her own but she has tried to help all 3 of my brothers.

Thinking of you guys!

Gin said...

We do appreciate it. I have never been addicted to anything so I haven't been through any of these type of things with my parents, but kids are kids. It's only natural to appreciate it.

Syd said...

Dad is a super guy. And you are a good mother. No matter the addiction, it is a disease that happens regardless of how great the parents are. I wish that there was some way to understand how the disease doesn't discriminate. And that nice people like you, your husband and son didn't have to deal with it at all. Hang in there. Things sound hopeful.

Leslie said...

What a sweet and heartfelt post. I'm so sorry that you all find yourselves in this position again, and I'm sending good vibes in your direction.

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Fishwhiskers said...

Dear Mom, he will see how much you both love him eventually. It's just a befuddled, aching mind at the moment that keeps him making the wrong choices. He will get stronger!!! Both you and Dad are wonderful. Fishy xx