Cluttering their ocean with help
Begin to visualize our attempts to help our children as a nautical life preserver. ( Perhaps you can think of what we called “swimmies” in the Northeast when our kids were little.)
We help them again and now there are two sets of “swimmies” in their pool of life.
The tossing of help / life preservers goes on over the years. Still our addict is not swimming on their own.
As parents we are paralyzed by our fear that they may drown.
At some point we have tossed thousands of “life preservers/ swimmies” in their ocean. This is a record of our futile attempts to save them.
The goal is to allow them to swim. How can my child swim if I have cluttered up the waterway with thousands of my help preservers. At some point our kids will have to swim alone. Our higher power eventually takes us all from this earth.
I need to clean up the swimmies I have tossed. I have polluted his ocean.
Peace and strength.
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