Monday, December 31, 2012

Another Birthday

57 years young today. At least thats how I feel, everyone else sees me as a old fat gray headed guy.

My birthday wishes have all come true. Alex is doing well, Tyler, Brooke and Owen are nothing but little bundles of love. All the rest are working, healthy and happy. I really can't think of a single wish that could make me happier. (ok, just one, a detached fully outfitted woodworking shop)

I do have one wish that remains unfulfilled, may every parent of an addict find the peace that I feel today. I know that wish remains open. Yesterday I received three e-mails from desperate parents. I answered two e-mails and spoke on the phone to another mother for nearly an hour. I hope that I helped. I'm not a professional, just another dad here, but I try to do the best I can.

But, as I have said many times, talk to other parents of addicts, that has helped me many times. You all that read this blog and comment I have found to the wisest people I know. I hope to someday be qualified to a part of your club.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL

9 comments:

Sheri said...

Happy birthday!

DDD said...

What a wonderful post! So glad things are going well for you. They are for me and my family, too. My son is coming up on 6 months clean; the longest stretch he's had since he was 15 (he just turned 23). I, too, share your wish that every parent of an addict can feel the peace that you and I feel right now. It's been a long road, for sure, and I realize that things could change in an instant. But I'm living in the moment and enjoying the solace while it's here. Happy new year to you and yours. OH! AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TOO!!! :)

Meth Addiction-A Mothers Perspective said...

Happy birthday and Happy New Year! Thanks for being you and for sharing your journey. It has truly been an inspiration to me and has validated so many of my feelings. May 2013 bring you many more reasons to celebrate and enjoy the precious present.

Debby of Oxycontin and Opiate Addiction: A Mother's Story said...

I can't think of a better birthday gift, Ron. You are using your story to help others, and I admire that. Sometimes, when I receive emails, I find myself frozen...unable to think of the right things to say.
I'm so glad that Alex is sailing along, and you can put the worst behind you. Thank you for all that you do. You were there for me, when I was at my worst point with my son's addiction.
Happy New Year to you and your family.
Debby

Momma said...

Happy Birthday, Ron. and... thank you for all you do.

Terri said...

Happy Birthday, Ron. Thank you for helpiing this mom through some tough times.

dragyonfly said...

thats the best birthday gift anyone could ask for..congrats and happy new year.

Syd said...

Happy belated Birthday, Ron. I'm glad that this birthday was a good one. Hoping that you have a great 2013 too. You do a lot for people. Nothing like grasping a hand that reaches out for help.

Anonymous said...

Maybe I ran across this by accident. Maybe I read some and was drawn in...yet again by my almost 20 year old son. Whose been lying to me once more and I've been such an idiot to fall again. He knows to work me is through the love I have.. I cannot believe I am the only one who wants to help him. Helping means enabling. I'm so sad

So lost
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