Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Missed Anniversary

Now before all you female readers jump straight from the title to the comment section to let me have it in a very unladylike fashion you must read, ask one simple question, what anniversary?

January 20, 2009. I created and posted my first entry to this blog.

It almost seems like ancient history now since I wrote that short anonymous introduction. Since that time Darlene and I have come out in the open to you all. We post our e-mail online and we speak openly to individuals and to groups about our life as parents to an addict.

In all seriousness I don't know what I would have done without you all. Writing this blog was not an effort to help others. I began writing this in order to save my life. I felt like I was going down for the third time. My eternal gratitude goes out to each and every one of you for taking my hand and pulling me ashore.

Those many years ago I dreamed and wished that life could be as it is today with Alex's recovery. But the truth is that none of the dreams and wishes those years ago were ever as great as today's reality. Goes to show you that none of us know what the future holds. So my advice today is that if you have a choice in living in dreams and wishes or living in today, choose today. Tomorrow may be more than you can imagine today.


Sheri said...

I didn't even know you had a blog when I came across an article you wrote for Intervene about boundaries. That article was like a light bulb for me. When I found your blog last year right after my son went to rehab for the first time, I started from the beginning of it and read every post.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your journey.

Dad and Mom said...


Hope you read the comments too. That's where some real wise people write.

Sheri said...

I read every comment, :-)

tori lee said...

You have helped so many people. You were the first one to find me and welcome me to this community of amazing people. I am eternally grateful to you.

Sarah said...

Congrats on your blogging anniversary AND your son. I went through the same thing he did and it's very interesting to read from a parent's point of view because I only knew that life through MY point of view.

xo, Sarah

Syd said...

Happy blog anniversary, Ron. Glad that you are still here to post the good news about a success story and to share your own recovery from the effects of your son's using. That is such a good thing. Hanging in there over here too.

Greg Shaw said...

Why is it so hard to find information about treatment? I really appreciate your blog... It's touching. I don't read/hear much about the struggles of parenting. I don't know if you all have access to this, but I really found it helpful.



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