Not so pragmatic
Blogging is a personal expression. Often I “share”, sometimes forcefully, my opinions at the Addiction Journal. Opinions are shared to help others learn from my mistakes and my more positive experiences. Sometimes this journal is far less personal and more pragmatic.
Today I will share a far more personal post.
I have mentioned a few times over the past year of my posts that I was widowed four years ago. Following my wife’s passing, addiction hit my family right between the eyes. I made many mistakes on the first part of my journey but kept studying.
I met an amazing woman who came into my life during a strong period in my son’s sobriety. She accepted my family and the addiction issues of my son. She was told the drug chaos “war stories”, yet kept on loving both me and my kids. I would never blindside someone with this workings and drama of this disease.
The great relapse of Dec 2011 (sounds like a hurricane or severe financial event) soon hit my new family. My son was again using his drug of choice. My girlfriend’s love and support never waivered when others would have run fast and far away from the chaos that rained down upon life at that point.
Today my son’s sobriety is again in a better place after a truly bumpy road over the last few months. He is meeting with his sponsor this evening to do his “inventory”. Today is a good day.
To my girlfriend, I thank you for your unwavering support during the chaos of addiction. You have been simply amazing and supportive beyond belief. The “Addiction Road” is not an easy journey for the “non blood” relative to travel. You have held my hand when the bombs of war were flying over the last few months and I will never forget!
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