On July 4th my mom hit her head, we took her off of life support a few days later. It broke my heart. J fell apart emotionally but held it together and I was proud of that accomplishment. Six weeks later, on August 16th my dad passed away of a broken heart. It just all seems so unfair but I guess thats what it feels like when you lose the ones you love. I am broken. J remained stoic and clean and for that I am ever grateful. I can’t say that I really paid much attention to J’s sobriety. I was and still am dealing with the death of my parents. Some days are harder than others and some days are just impossible. Today I heard more horrible news.
One of my best friends, Barbara from Surrendering Into Serenity , shared such sad news. Her Anthony passed away yesterday from an overdose. I am just so damn angry and sad. I am sad that a young man lost his life….that my friend lost a person who was like a son to her. I am just so upset that this keeps happening. He wasn’t just a junkie…he was loved! He had a family and friends who will miss him. I think the rest of the world may see’s addicts as invisible or just some kid who OD’d but they are all so much more than that.
Hug your kids….call your mom… and tell your dad he is your hero… because nobody knows what tomorrow will bring. Things can change in one instant… don’t have regrets.