Thursday, April 29, 2010

Employed

My son is now among the employed. He started a full time job on Monday and he stopped by for a couple minutes last night to pick up some things. He seemed happy and proud to be working again. Says he gets paid next Thursday and owes rent money. That is a good thing.

Baby Steps



ps.: I am presenting again at a local high school tomorrow, wish me luck.


OOPS: It's 7pm now and I wrote the above stuff at 7am this morning. Spoke to soon, just found out, he's back on the needle.

20 comments:

Gledwood said...

Congratulations!

Mom trying to Detach with Love said...

Great news, keeps him busy, gives him purpose and a sense of pride. Baby steps indeed. Go Alex!!

Barbara said...

VERY GOOD THING!!!! Congrats to Alex for being diligent in looking for and landing a job.

Her Big Sad said...

Wow.... Good for him! In this economy, seems like that's maybe even a Big Step! I hope it gives him satisfaction and enjoyment and a sense of accomplishment, because it is well-deserved! Yay! Go Alex, indeed!

Fractalmom said...

good for Alex!!

Bristolvol said...

Great news! I am a firm believer in employment, because it saves my own sanity and leaves much less time to do crazy stuff or worry yourself to death.

Syd said...

Glad that he is busy and working. Good luck with your outreach to the kids. I'm sure that you will do great.

Erin said...

That is wonderful news!

clean and crazy said...

one step forward... i read part of the blurb on my blog earlier and was going to come and comment, but it now looks like 2 steps back.

care to dance?

bless your heart, i wish i knew what to say it is like survivors guilt but different, i feel condescending and don't know how not to sound that way.

i know this little addict is so very grateful for you and mom and your work you do and the hope you give. i wish i could give you some back..

cdcb said...

I was so sorry to read the end of your post. I truly feel your pain. My daughter just had a major relapse and is (finally) back in detox. Keep the faith...

laura said...

I am so sorry to hear about this. We all know this is a life long battle. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God bless!!!

Anonymous said...

My son is an addict. It is a living hell. I am sorry for all the addicts and the ones of us who love them.

Bugz said...

Wow, congrats for him! Thats a struggle I'm having now is the whole job thing with a felony. And from your previous blog post thing, I think your son is really luck to have someone like you in his life. I know I'm a completely different person now than when I was using, so all of my social interactions are different. I just knew it was a challenge for me, I didn't realize how hard it was for others to approach me

Bugz said...

I sent you guys an email...

LisaC said...

My heart continues to hurt for you and Mom, Alex, and for all the addicts we know and for their loved ones. It is a roller coaster ride...and it seems to me that roller coasters are fun when they last 2-3 minutes...but when they last years and years and years...we all end up sick and hurting.

I hope your presentation went well. I'm sure you "touched" the hearts of everyone that was listening; as I imagine you are even more compelling when speaking than when "typing."

kimtmeyer1 said...

I have been reading your blog for 6 months now. I too walk in your shoes simply by having a 22 year old son who is an addict. Each day I pray for his continued recovery, as I do all lost souls of chemical dependency. God Bless..

Her Big Sad said...

well, damn. I was so excited at the beginning of your post.... and my heart just plummetted in that god-awful rollercoaster way when I read the end.

Hold each other close and keep us posted. I'm so sorry. This is indeed a life-long battle with a monster that never sleeps.

Jan said...

I live this ride I used to call a roller coaster, but in reality, it is a ferris wheel. A never ending cycle of sobriety, worry, stress, drugs, detox, jail, courts, sobriety, worry, stress drugs, detox jail....... I feel for you. Blessings

Bristolvol said...

Sorry, just now discovered the bad news. You are in my prayers.

Barbara said...

SHIT! I just found out I did not read the last sentence of this post. I am so sorry to hear this and sorry for cussing but I am very upset at this news and at my insensitivity at not knowing sooner