Does It Ever Get Any Better?
August 23, 2020, 18 months since a very special young man passed away, due to the disease of addiction.
On this, the 18 month anniversary of his death, his mother asks me, “Does It Ever Get Any Easier?” The answer, unfortunately, is “No, it never does”.
I wish I could give this mother the hope that in time the loss of her precious son will get easier.
I wish I could give his sister the hope that one day he will be back and hold his beautiful nephew.
I wish I could give his friends the hope that this was temporary and he will reappear, laughing with his contagious smile.
I wish I could do something, anything, to ease the pain of their loss. But I can’t!
I can dedicate my life to helping others.
I can follow my passion and hope that one person stays clean/sober in his memory.
I can hope that one mother is able to enjoy her son or daughter’s sobriety.
The pain in this family does not get any easier; they wake up every day and put one foot in front of the other, often wondering how? They visit the cemetery to feel close to him again. They gather and try to support each other and see his magnetic smile in the face of his newborn nephew. They try every day to make sense of something that just doesn’t and never will.
Your picture is in my office as a constant reminder of the gravity of the disease of addiction; never to take one day for granted; never to think “I got it”, never to feel that recovery programs aren’t important and to have you be the guardian angel to guide us through the journey with others, hoping and praying that at least one life will be saved by your story.
Rest In Peace my friend, loved, never forgotten and missed like crazy!
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