Thursday, December 24, 2009

Countdown, Christmas T-1 Days and Counting

Just a quick note to say Merry Christmas to all.

All of those parents hurting because their sons or daughters are MIA. It is OK to be sad, but do not forget to look to all the others that love you and feel blessed by that love. There is hope for a parent or loved one of an addict. You just have to believe.

Exactly one year ago at this time Dad and Mom figured we had already shared our last Christmas with our son. At this time in the morning he was locked up and hope was nothing more than a flickering candle in the wind of a Kansas tornado. We had no idea where to turn. It has been rough year but you people with your encouragement, comfort and advice got us here. Alex got himself where he is today. He is clean and in our lives again. Ours thanks go out to you and especially to Alex.

I'll say it before Barbara sends me to her rock and roll website. Credit to Fleetwood Mac, don't stop believing in tomorrow........don't stop, it'll soon be here......

10 comments:

big Jenn said...

Happy Holidays to you and yours. Thank you for sharing your story with us! jeNN

Mom of Opiate Addict said...

So excited for you and Mom to be able to spend this Christmas with Alex. Have a joyous holiday, you all so deserve it:)

Syd said...

I am so glad for you both and Alex. There is always a chance to live again and start things over. Hope, faith and belief are powerful. Merry Christmas to all of you.

Barbara aka Layla said...

Ha! You know me so well :) Does this mean you don't want me to remind everyone about Layla's Classic Rock - lol.

Thank you Dad and Mom for being the strong voice of reason, the caring voice of compassion and the tenacious voice that reminds us NOT to give up hope. I am so happy that Alex is home and I think you will have an extra wonderful day. That darling grand-daughter will light up the room for everyone.

Lou said...

Your words and hope are a beacon to all of us across the blogs. Thankfully, your family and mine have this Christmas, and that is a joy that I will savor today.

Gledwood said...

Have a a very merry one and an excellent new year

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Her Big Sad said...

Happy Merry Wonderful Everything! I hope your celebration this year is just amazing! Thank you for sharing with us all year!

Fractalmom said...

Merry Christmas to all of you, and kiss that baby!!

The Interventionist said...

Thanks for sharing the hope and inspiration. This time last year I was in pretty much the same place, looking for news that my daughter was still alive. This year, I'm getting ready to drive her to work. Jail, hospital, rehab, halfway house. It takes what it takes, but here we both are, clean and sober.

Trying to surrender said...

Merry Christmas, I hope you find some peace this year.