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.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XGQNQ9V

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

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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,
Kay