True Connection 11/19

Last night I went to a local detox with some friends in recovery to bring a message of hope to the still sick and suffering.

I have not been in a facility like this in years. I was nervous as I always am before I share my story in front of others. My stomach twists and turns, my heart races and I shake.

They like to say it is god shaking the truth out of us.

I shared my experience how at my bottom I was a stumbling beat up mother a mess on my front lawn trying to get my son off the bus.

I shared how my little boy was wiping his tears away as he walked down the school bus stairs and was bravely saying “I got this”.

At the end of the meeting one of the employees of the detox came up to me and said….thank you on behalf of your son. I had a mother who never got clean.

This young man was maybe 25 years old if that, and so I asked what happened to your mom. He said she died a year ago and he and his 3 year old daughter just spread her ashes in the ocean.

I hugged him and got chills. He just kept telling me that it was so good for him to see that someone’s mom is actually doing well and remaining clean.

Connection and love beyond explanation. Recovery.

Published by gracefuladdict

I am a true addict living my life one day at a time in recovery. I have been substance free -meaning NO drugs or alcohol since 5/23/10. My intention is to share my experiences daily in the hopes to free others from the fears of being who they truly are. My wish is to bravely tell my truth so others can tell theirs as well. I want to be free of self hatred and doubt. I want to live a life of joy, kindness, love and grace. Thank you!

8 thoughts on “True Connection 11/19

      1. When you speak a truth from your heart it is felt by all, simply because of the love that it is spoken with. Just knowing and feeling it for what it is, is a healing. We are lost in our fears, that lack of love because we block that love through our fear. To feel someone share their love with us is a great healing because we have felt and touched what we have ever looked for, that love and happiness we never seem to find…not realizing it isn’t ‘out there’ to be found but waiting within behind that wall of fear. Sharing the love in our words is like opening and sharing what others have lost and think never to be found, and will affect them greatly ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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