The tragedy is not about mental illness.The tragedy is our general misunderstanding of our own ability to respond. The tragedy lies in our lost hope and dreams for a future that we still navigate.
Survival requires surrender. Surrender requires courage in letting go, and moving on. Get to know the warrior you are!
Pain in addiction.
A mother's journey through a child's addiction.
I am a strong woman, I was stronger than ever in a trance like state, but I couldn't bare the weakness and fear any longer.
I was only confident in one thing- that from that point on I would try. I would choose to try to live.
In the search for my positive side, the word ‘better’ feels like a good place to start. For years, I have been chasing better-better health, better walk with God, better communication, and above all, a better situation for my daughter. That last one, it is breaking my heart and tearing me in pieces that are …
Wherever I hide, my feelings find me. I am struggling with this at the time.
I do this now in hopes that addiction will lose, and the warrior in my daughter will rise and begin to fight back.
I am learning the difference of being the one in peril versus being the family member on the outside looking in- powerless, exhausted, speechless, and scared. Picture me tapping my fingernails against the windowpane of a room I cannot enter, tears pouring down my cheeks, and fear capturing every breath I take.