…I fell to my knees. Outside his room, I sobbed to God. "If you have to take my son, I understand."
New Podcast- “Why is it So Darn Hard to Let Go?”
Trigger. It’s a word we fear far too long. But we know the consequences of addiction. So, we walk on egg shells and stay silent. We fear everything. Hospital, jail, or death. It takes a long time to accept the consequences of their addiction. Letting go is the most tragic and difficult thing a parent will have to do.
Mental Health Monday! (Shame)
Stress is powerful. My physical health suffered as a direct result of my emotional and mental collapse. I was sick. I dealt with blood pressure issues, stomach problems, migraines, aches and pains- ALL from fear and anxiety associated with an addiction I NEVER had!
Their Addiction~My Journey- A Personal Note to Parents of Loved Ones in Addiction
For some, the safe love is for their own heart and wellness- because the stress of their loved one’s addiction has caused true illness- heart disease, high blood pressure, mental illness due to-anxiety, drastic mood shifts, and mental sickness from the occasional life saved from overdose, right there in your living room or bathroom.
Their Addiction ~ My Journey-“Traveling Faces”
The waves are coming in heavier and higher than where I spent the weekend. It reminds me of the waves of raw emotions and circumstances that invade my life. There’s either a gentle breeze or a severe storm. Whichever one arrives, I’ve learned to brace for impact.
Quick Reflections- “Texas Highways”
I’m thinking many serial killers hide behind something, including faith! There was no comfort in a cross and a Bible in his cab.
Their Addiction ~ My Journey, “The Right Way”
Hindsight leads to insight, and if I knew then, what I know now, it would be a different ballgame. It may not change the outcome because the one lesson I know better than any is I can never change another human's mind. I do not own that power.
Bipolar Life, The Journal #81- “My Mind, My Power, My Freedom”
Planting the Word of God in our hearts forecasts what will be and ultimately changes our lives, for what is in our heart will be in our mind. Reading, knowing, and applying the truth of God to every part of our being is a recipe for greatness and godliness in a fallen world.
Poetry- The Dark Side of Anxiety
When anxiety tramples your night.
Do you know Unknown?
The unknown lies as bait, to ensnare in distrust or divide by hate. Left to it's devices, we run cold. Numb to today because of possibilities in tomorrow.