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I Am the Mother of an Addict (Alcoholic)


"I am the Mother of an Addict
This is not like being the mother of a child with cancer, diabetes, or aids
This is not like being the mother of a child who is serving with honor in a foreign land
This is not like being the mother of a child who lives no more and is mourned by all

I am the Mother of an Addict
There are no marathons or fund raisers for this disease, no sweet girls selling cookies
There are no flags flying, or bumper stickers to proudly acknowledge my child's deeds 
There are only tears and silent screams, dread of what the next knock or phone call brings

I am the Mother of an Addict
I see my child and I am not glad, for though I ache to save my child, with relief I let them go
I see my child with fear and suspicion, as I hear all they say and I can but endlessly hope
I see my child and wonder will I ever know them again, hold them again, see them again

I am the Mother of an Addict
The say it is not my fault, that I did nothing wrong, there's little I can do
The say it is not my child's fault, just a disease of disgrace, with no pity, no cure
They say be strong, but my life stands still and my friends and relatives move on

I am the Mother of an Addict
I watch the rest of my family suffer with sorrow and pain through the addiction
I watch the evening news and cringe as another mothers addict child is arrested and called scum
I watch a young man beg for change, for food and know he could be my own

I am the Mother of an Addict
I remember the smiles and look at pictures of my sweet little child
I remember the hugs, and kisses, the scrapped knees, the soccer games
I remember their plans, their goals, their hopes and dreams 

I am the Mother of an Addict
I look for child to come home, to call, and so I do not sleep
I look for my child to find the strength to battle this terrible disease
I look for solace, for help, for a cure and I grasp at what straws of promise I can

I am the Mother of an Addict
And I hope, in endless hope for future free from drugs
And I hope in restless sleep of a way out of this nightmare
And I hope, and I pray, and I cry, and I plead, but always, I love my child"

My dear God.

- Author Unknown



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Amen.


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I just saw this poem on Facebook the other day. It made me breakdown in tears. Even though it is about a mother and child it relates to all relationships.

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Yes, amen.  Thy will be done.



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megaroni5 wrote:

I just saw this poem on Facebook the other day. It made me breakdown in tears. Even though it is about a mother and child it relates to all relationships.


 

Ohhh you got THAT right.......it relates to ANY relationship where there is addiction..........

soooooo sad and soooooo spot on



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Beautiful   Thank YOu

 



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Hugs GE ..

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Thank you GE, from one mother to another.



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Very powerful...thank you for sharing.

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Thank you for sharing that. 



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