Monthly Archives: September 2010

Survey: Please Help

Friends, I have been toying with the idea of creating a conference for parents of addicts.  To that end, I am starting with a survey (see link below).  This is simple, and anonymous.  I would greatly appreciate it if you would do two things: (1) follow the link and complete the survey; and (2) copy and paste the link onto your blog so that we can get as much feedback as possible.

Thank you all, as always, for being online as resources and support for me and for each other.  God bless!

Dan’s Sentencing

    Today is Dan’s day in court and this is how I’m feeling about it!  Ha!  Yes, just a little intimidated!  Right now, as I type this, he is having his sentencing hearing.  And I feel so bad that I’m not there.  I know that it’s okay that I’m not there.  I know that my absence from that courtroom is significant because it emphasizes the results of his drug use.  It demonstrates that there are losses to him as a result of his behavior; not just through the court system … but personal, family losses … like not having his mother show up in court.

I have been there for all of his other court hearings.  I always wanted him to be able to look out and see my face — know that I was loving and supporting him.  This time, he’ll have to know it somewhere in his heart. 

But I still feel sad, and a little scared and, well, you all know what I mean.  I feel like inventing a new set of words to describe the emotional storms we experience as parents of addicts.  So, anyway, I’ll report in when I find out the results. 

Your friend,