I wrote for myself and a small group that read my blog. There was always hope that I’d eventually write and be read by more than just a few friends.
Tomorrow in the Sunday New York Times my book “If you love me: A Mother’s Journey Through Her Daughter’s Opioid Addiction” will be reviewed.
Never give up hope. 💕🐞
That is AMAZING, Maureen! Congratulations!!
Wow; I especially appreciated the Good Housekeeping story. Having the NYT review will also help this reach a much-larger audience.
Most appreciated, however, is your courage to share your story. It’s interesting how sometimes the people you think would be there during hard times – are the ones that mysteriously go silent/absent, yet others (highly-sensitive ones) realize that you might be feeling soberly (and frighteningly) alone. As I mentioned back in July when you wrote ‘The Spoon’ – wow, I was so surprised… You introduced me into a world I’d never encountered, and I realized that this could happen in any home…
I re-opened the page for ‘The Spoon’ to read again, but now at home I see that the page didn’t load… Well, next time online I’ll load it again and will have it for the next week!
By example, you teach countless lessons to others; many people might realize that they drop the ball when others could use a friend’s patient ear – or a baked-with-love casserole to represent a token attempt to say, “I’m so sorry.” Sometimes people can be so caught up in their own lives that they forget to have compassion for others… You also remind us of the serpents waiting round the bend that can shatter the iconic “fairy tale-family” home. You show how one can turn a tragic event into a way to help others who are navigating uncharted waters. You also show us that there are times to speak up, even when what we have to share is not a pretty story.
May Kaitlin find her way to complete recovery and is one day able to state, “I’m stronger than the drug demon.”
(Written off line, and about five days before I’ll be on line again.)
Thank you so much for seeing “the point” of sharing. Kaitie is doing wonderfully too! Recovery happens❤️