Friday, October 31, 2008

So when you feel like hope is gone, Look inside you and be strong...

I found this little blurb in the back of my date book this morning. I came across it a few years ago when my Prince was deep within his disease and I had taped it on my bathroom mirror, under my keyboard, and various other places so I could see it and read it often. It gave me much needed hope and comfort in those early days, long before I had the strength and power to learn to Let go and Let God.

These days my Prince is clean, not necessarily sober, he still drinks alcohol, but he is drug free, working full time, leading a productive life and we have built a loving adult relationship. I am extremely proud of him and all that he has overcome. I know enough that it will always be one day at a time with him, but I have learned to trust in him and keep the boundaries that are so necessary to continue to love him in a way that is healthy for us both.

Anyway, I thought I would share it with you all now in the spirit that it can give someone else the comfort it gave me.

That child who upsets you so much is the same little boy or girl who,
only yesterday gave you such joy.
They're in way over their heads,
and they never needed you quite as much
as they need you now.
No matter what they say.
Wishing you all a safe, sober and Happy Halloween. Much love to you all!


Syd said...

Wonderful message Kel. Hope that your Halloween is good too.

Cat said...

Kel that is beautiful and I am copying it for myself - I love it! Thank you for posting it.

Have a great weekend!


Beth said...

cool. And, look on comments of my blog to learn about 'the ring'

vicariousrising said...

Happy halloween, Kel. What a great message. Being a parent is tough and hanging onto hope can sometimes be all we can do.

pat said...

Great post. Thanks.