Knowing that the child you love is behind bars or in them. Still struggling with that demon known as addiction. There is a lot of stress in families this time of year that they are not the ‘Norman Rockwell’ painting of togetherness.
I remember how we’d discuss this every year in Families Anonymous. If our child was still using and not in recovery, this time of year was especially hard. For parents of those incarcerated due to their addiction, it was hard. While it’s definitely hard if you’ve lost a child, I don’t have that worry about “getting that call.” Because I’ve already gotten that call. Sending all of you hope for this season.
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That was wonderful to bring more awareness on this subject. Let’s not forget the less fortunate or people in tough circumstances such as this. Thank you for bringing light to this particular season.
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What a thoughtful post Anne Moss. I’m not sure the average person totally grasp loss and lost it’s simply a death. As we know from what we have gone through, it is not that straightforward so remembering all of you still having hopes for your sons and daughters. Happy Thanksgiving.
I don’t think anyone could ever understand and I am not sure I would be able to if I had not gone through this myself