Today is Alex's 24th birthday. This one is so different that you could almost consider it abnormal, he is clear and sober.
Last year he was clear and sober but in jail serving his 6 months. So his birthday came and went behind bars. All the years before, I guess, around 7 years he was in some stage of active addiction. there is nothing normal about an addicts birthday, it seems like they celebrate by increasing the drama of the day. Bet you all know what I mean.
The best story of Alex's birthday while he was active was what I wrote last year, April 11, 2011.
Mom and dad get to celebrate with him this year. Don't know what we are doing yet. Haven't made any plans the family celebration is scheduled for Saturday. Our celebration is one done privately inside ourselves.
Where there is life there is hope.