A Simple Driveway

ᎳhᎽ ᏆhᎥs ᏢᎥᏟᏆuᏒᎬ mᎪᎠᎬ ᏆhᎥs mᎪmᎪ ᏟᏒᎽ It looks like just a house. Some cement. A fence A few trees But it’s more than that to me. To me, this house represents success. It’s represents hope. It represents forward motion. It gives hope to a sense of normalcy again. It screams “Please validate me evenContinue reading “A Simple Driveway”

Empty Chairs

This time of year is bound to drudge up painful feelings for those who have lost a child or have a prodigal son or daughter who is lost in addiction or otherwise estranged. The happy music, with families dancing around the warmly decorated fireplace, is almost too much for moms like me who are worriedContinue reading “Empty Chairs”

“Because of Covid”

“Because of Covid” How many times a day do we hear “Because of Covid?” I’ve never wanted to die. But because of Covid, I sometimes do. No, I don’t have Covid. Nor do I want it. No, I don’t think it’s a fake virus. I think it’s a virus. A relatively unknown virus. That kills.Continue reading ““Because of Covid””

Anticipatory Grief

ƛ͙ Ɗ͙ƛ͙Ƴ͙ Ɩ͙Ɲ͙ Ƭ͙Ӈ͙Є͙ Լ͙Ɩ͙Ƒ͙Є͙ A person with a substance use disorder. Is the correct title. But today. It doesn’t matter. My son is lost in the chaotic world of addiction. He’s in pure survival mode. And so am I. The middle of the night awakenings are wearing on me…. Checking my phone for “theContinue reading “Anticipatory Grief”

If You Really Want to Help Me

If you really want to help me, learn all you can about my disease. Let me know you  ᑕᗩᖇE.  Listen to my fears. Ask me how I’m feeling without giving solutions. Don’t remind me of how I’m constantly screwing everything up. Trust me I know. Let me know that this life, these drugs ᗪO ᑎOTContinue reading “If You Really Want to Help Me”

A Deep Dive

Before I discovered Addiction so intimately within my own family,  I would have written off this Video as just another religious kook. But when you are dropped to your knees with such utter powerless & deep despair, you find yourself seeking out a God, any God- real fast.  The sheer pain & fear along withContinue reading “A Deep Dive”

NOT ᗰY ᑕᕼIᒪᗪ

For all those who see all the purple banners on overdose awareness day or see the videos of people with substance abuse disorders passed out and you scroll on by thinking, ” I’m glad that doesn’t affect me, I’m glad I taught my kids better” or “someone should have got them help” I applaud you.Continue reading “NOT ᗰY ᑕᕼIᒪᗪ”

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