There is all kind of pain in this world, not all directly related to addiction. Tonight I am asking for prayers to be sent to another mom. Before early morning, one of my kids from work, her son, will be taken from his home and escorted to a residential treatment program out of state. He is 16 years old, the son of an addict father whom he does does know and a mother who still suffers from the abusive behaviors of an addict mother. Really good people, non-addicts, but still suffering from the reaches of addiction.
My student from work suffers from depression and impulsive self-injurious behavior resulting in multiple hospitalizations. He is bright, a writer of rap music, a really nice kid who last attempted to harm himself with a saw. He undoubtedly will feel angry and betrayed tonight, with the "I hate you's" directed toward his mom. I grieve for her pain, like many of us, this is not what she planned for her son.
I pray that this is the "right thing" for my student and his mom, and that their family may heal.