Over the weekend a mother that is dealing with her daughter's relapse left a comment to my 7 Truths essay posted on The Partnership's Intervene site.
I wrote her and ask her permission to re-post her comment on my blog and she gave me permission. She said there will be days that maybe she will not be so strong but this is the life she is choosing to live.
Christine Bacci says:
January 9th, 2012 at 10:48 am
I went shopping this afternoon and actually did a little dance in the car park, my daughter after being 2 years clean decided before Christmas that drugs would re enter her life, not thinking that they would also enter ours (sisters, father, mother, grandparents, aunties, uncles, cousins and friends). After the tears and the sleepless nights, this afternoon something just clicked. I want a good life with my husband, family and friends I have so much to live for I have so many dreams and so many places I want to see and so much more that I want to achieve with my career. My daughter through her addiction has taken 8 years of my life, I will not let her take any more, I wish her all the very best with her choices and hope she has a wonderful life whatever it will be, but I am done with the worry the heartache I have loved you and have been the best mother I knew how to be, I wish you well my darling, I will always love you but I have to let you go.
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