Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Gratitude and Thank You's

The drama of living with an a child with an active addiction is exhausting. The never ending concern for their safety. The not knowing if you just witnessed your last exchange with your child and racking your brain trying to figure out what to do now. These are feelings we all of know, all to well. These feelings do not go away quickly.

Our son is home and seems to be working his way to a clean and sober life. He is sticking it, his term, and I don't know what exactly he is doing or if there is anything I can do to help. But he knows we are there if he needs us and I respect him to ask if he needs me. I believe he will one day if he needs too.

It's time for me to recognize everyone out there that reads this blog. I have an endless gratitude to all of you. Some of you that have been reading us for a while know we write for our own therapy. Mom and I get so much more out of this than we put in; we owe all of you a huge thank you. Without your words of counsel, your thoughts and all of you that prayed for our family it would have been an impossible journey. I am not trying to cut the journey short either, we know we still have a long way to go but right now we have found a very comforting inn and the rest is nice.

9 comments:

Mom of Opiate Addict said...

I love this as I feel the same way about my blog. Thank you for your support, and you are welcome for any comfort I might have provided:) Awesome post of gratitude, you and Mom are just awesome.

Barbara said...

I know exactly what you mean. I am so grateful for you and Mom and Alex each helping me understand and deal with this "issue". Its all encompassing some days. Thanks for saying thanks :)

Syd said...

I am glad that you are at a good place and so is your son. You deserve it.

Annette said...

Beautiful post and you give so much to you readers too. Thank YOU for being here. May this place of rest and peace be long long long in the living.

Heather's Mom said...

You GIVE so much! Thank you to YOU "Dad & Mom"!!!
God bless.

Her Big Sad said...

I thank you also for sharing your writings and thoughts with us! This community helps all of us!

P.S. And thanks for sharing some pix every now and again - you have a beautiful family.

Isaura said...

I can't say I know what you are going through as one has to live in their shoes to realize.
Well that is not true, I took in a teen drug addict, and it was difficult.
But, I have to say... you are great parents.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

A Mom's Serious Blunder said...

"We write for our own therapy"... Oh my goodness, I didn't realize it but that is exactly what I am doing. Thank you for sharing your wisdom.

Bobby said...

Thank you for sharing your story. Not only do parents help each other out by sharing the stories of their addicted children, but they also help the addicts themselves. By bringing awareness and shedding some light on an addicts behaviors, families can learn from each other how to recognize symptoms and and how to better cope.