I waited for good luck to return. I waited for my daughter to recover from addiction. Throwing away Laura’s wedding dress, which I had decided was a harbinger, did not bring calm. A desperate measure taken by a desperate mother.
I am suspending addict child; a mother’s journey, and here is the reason:
A malicious person is quoting my website to abuse another person. I cannot accept that. I started the blog with a good heart, with good intentions to help others in our situation. Show people who are blessed not to be involved in such heartache how easy it is to be trapped by another’s actions. Show how addiction ruins perfect healthy lives. Not all addicts are so because of their environment, because of their childhood. Not all addicts parents’ family and friends are immune to the addict’s pain. If a person withdraws from an addict’s life the purpose is to protect themselves, not use their disengagement as a form of punishment.
The blog has helped my daughter tremendously in her recovery. It has shown her another perspective. All the years that she was self obsessed. All the years she would not listen to our pain but considered only of her own.
I know the blog has helped other addicts reconsider the pain they have caused their loved ones.
Thank you all for following my blog. Thank you all for your support. Thank you for your helpful comments.
I have been asked frequently to put my story in a book. To tell our story in depth, with an ending. Our situation has taken us to places darker than you have yet travelled with me. I have decided to journey down the hardest road of my life, by putting this story as a whole in my book Addict Child.
Lesley Sefton – aka Laura’s mum.