Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Pictures Do Not Lie

Merry Christmas to All.

We had family over for two days. Needless to say it was exhausting and right now I am in some kind of recovery but not really sure what kind, I am too tired to try and figure it out right now.

Darlene had the idea that it would be good if loaded up some pictures on a memory stick because she had a couple of those digital picture frames and figured it would be good to have old pictures playing on slide show. I began sorting pictures and decided to have one frame showing summer pictures at the beach and water and the other one showing all pictures from past Christmas's.

As I sorted past Christmas pictures I saw the way Alex looked not so long ago. The gaunt paleness of his face. Smiles that I couldn't remember getting any meaning from his face and expression. Sores and scabs visible in pictures, I don't have to explain that picture. I could feel the the hurt scratching just under my skin.

About the time I got all the pictures transferred to a memory stick Alex and family walked in the front door. He and his family all smiles. Tyler anxious to escape the parental grasp and shed his coat so his play and exploration could begin in earnest. Alex trudging in and out of the cold from car to house carrying in food and gifts. The reality of the present slinging those pictures into the past again.

It is so important to recognize and appreciate the truth of the present without running scared from the haunts of the yesterday.  

ps.: Here is a link to a blog written by a recovering addict. She is just starting and it is interesting:


Chelsie Charmed said...

Thanks for the link. Your blogs on my blog list on my home page, for the list of blogs im reading. Great Blog, I hope mine can be even half as good as this one one day.

Anonymous said...

Your one Lucky Man ♤♤♤🏇
, your Son seems like he has his head screwed on right , its a struggle out there paying bills working and , a new family .CHEERS from Australia .

Terri said...

I find it hard to look at the pictures from two Christmas' ago. My son is still struggling but he looks so much healthier than he did.

Amy Lynn said...

Dad and Mom,

Merry Christmas to you too!

Thank you for writing your experiences, good and bad, in this blog. I just recently found your blog, but I have read it from beginning to end, every entry. I am not a parent of an addict, but a sister, and I have read some to my mother. You have helped us and inspired me to write my own blog from my perspective. My sister is currently in the hospital due to her drug use and we are hoping she agrees to go to rehab, but it is her choice. I just wanted to thank you.


Syd said...

Glad that you had a great Christmas. So good that Alex is doing well. Growing up and that's so good.

DDD said...

What a wonderful post! Happy holidays to you and yours! And continued success to Alex. One day at a time! :)