I'm so sorry for the loss of your sister and that your heart continues to
hurt so very badly. There are no words. Addiction is a horrible disease
and the heartache can be unbearable sometimes.
You have come to a very special place here. While our stories are all
different, we share so many of the same emotions you may be dealing
with and we understand like few others can.
I grew up in a home with alcoholism and addiction and I spent many years
being so sad and angry at my mom. It wasn't until my daughter was diagnosed
with bipolar disorder and addiction (10 years ago), and then suffering with
anger and heartache for a good eight years . . . and feeling like I couldn't
go on . . . that I somehow made my way here. Being here, I have learned how
to feel, express and begin to understand my feelings. We help each other by
sharing our experiences, strength and hope. I am learning to live the best life
I can, regardless of how the other people in my life had lived or continue
to live their lives, especially as it relates to addiction.
For me, sharing my innermost feelings with others who understand and don't
judge me has been so much more than I ever could have imagined when I wrote
my introductory message.
I hope you will keep coming back. And, I hope you will keep reading and sharing.
Now that you've found us, you never have to feel alone again.
Big hugs to you,
God, grant me the Serenity to accept the people I cannot change,
the Courage to change the one I can,
and the Wisdom to know it's me!