Being The Parent Of An Addict... - Poem by Catherine Hendry
Being a parent of an ADDICT is … being there through the Cravings, the withdrawals and the thievery. Being a parent of An ADDICT means that You LOVE that person which YOU created, Just NOT more than you love THEIR children, YOUR OTHER Children or anyone else. You constantly Lose sleep because of The fear of a dreaded phone call, saying, “Ma’am, this is Officer John and … WAIT FOR IT … your child is in jail, or Even Worse, DEAD …”
YOU comfort your grandkids from their nightmares and have to Explain where Mommy is …
You HAVE risked your own life, for your child without a second Thought and YOU would surely die to save your grandkids, if You ever had to.
Being a parent of an ADDICT … IS a burden
It’s loving somebody who CAN’T love you back
IT’S … frustrating, exhausting, scary, annoying, embarrassing, Sickening..
Regardless, you LOVE your child, the ADDICT, wholeheartedly And... FOR ETERNITY!
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