Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and let you know that you and your families are always included in my general thoughts and prayers- even though I'm not very active in my blogging. I will be forever grateful for "meeting" all of you here, following your stories, and receiving your support! I spent many dark, dark moments logging on here, and always left feeling less alone and also hopeful- hopeful that I could have a happy life once again. I can honestly say that my life is filled with happiness!

My son will join us for Thanksgiving tomorrow. Is he clean? I don't know and I try to not make it my business. We see him once or twice a month. He doesn't ask us for anything, nor do we give him anything- other than hugs, love and respect. We have created clear boundaries and he doesn't question them. He has been in 3 rehabs in the past 4 years, he has the tools, and he knows where to go for help. He knows that we support his sobriety. We will never stop praying for his sobriety. We will also continue living healthy, happy and full lives- regardless of his choices.

May we all be abundantly blessed with love and peace, not just tomorrow, but every day! ~C


  1. Thank you for your kind words. I pray your son finds long term sobriety and a life of joy and fulfillment. I pray this for my 22 year old son too! He came for Thanksgiving with his girlfriend and we thoroughly enjoyed them. I hope he is staying clean... He seems so much better. God is watching over our loved ones. In Him I trust. Wishing you all of His goodness. :) D.

  2. ChaiLatte: You and your family remain in my thoughts and my prayers because you have been with me since I joined this community.

    I pray for the best for you and your family and your son; I hope for long-term sobriety and a good life for everyone who's paths we cross.

    You continue to be a wonderful role model.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you too! I still pray for you and your son (I made a bookmark with all the names of all the awesome blog friends I have met due to this horrible addiction).

    I'm glad you updated us!


  4. Funny how it means so much to us Parents when our kids are sober - if only for the day we are with them. Glad you had a nice TG.

  5. Came back to give you a hug..... ((((ChaiLatte))))

  6. You wrote, "We will also continue living healthy, happy and full lives- regardless of his choices." From your mouth to God's ears :) That is what I TRY to attain. Reading your words provides great encouragement!
    God bless.
    Love & (((hugs)))

  7. You know how to find me. I'm working with "Chantal". We've lost touch, but please contact me. maybe we can have salad with garbanzo beans again. :)

  8. What a sweet post. It sounds like you have really healthy boundaries with your son. It's up to him now. We have much to be thankful for!

  9. hmmm that's an interesting one

    i'm not sure you should "sacrifice" your happiness either

    pass it on yes; sacrifice probably not

    though i can think of a slew of situations that will save another person but involve a great amount of personal sacrifice; but is that sacrificing happiness

    o man i'm thinking too much now i'll leave it there take it easy