Visit with difficult child for Mothert's Day

Discussion in 'Substance Abuse' started by Nancy, May 9, 2011.

  1. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    We picked difficult child up at the sober house and took her to brunch. easy child and her boyfriend joined us. She gave me a lovely card and wrote:
    "I can't even tell you how much I appreciate everything you've done for me & how much I love you. You're seriously the best mom in the world and I'm so thankful I have you. Thank you for everything you've done. I know a lot of blood, sweat & tears have gone into raising me. I haven't been the easiest to raise, but I'm going to try my hardest to make you proud! I love you with all my heart."

    We stopped at Borders for her to buy a couple books on recovery and came back to the house to gather a few things to take back to the house, some old college dorm carpeting for their basement and a fan for their bedroom. Then it was time to go back. She talked about the meeting she was going to and the chores she has to do and how they cleaned the basement from top to bottom(covered with bugs and spiders she said) and put a tv down there with some donated couches to watch movies in the summer. She said she is happy and working hard and really looking forward to the future.

    I am enjoying this part of her recovery and still a little surprised she is still there. She is commited to staying at least the whole six months and said she realizes it takes that long to change your life. So for now I am very encouraged.

    Last edited: May 9, 2011
  2. exhausted

    exhausted Active Member

    Dear Nancy,
    This is very good. She is maturing and finding herself. What ever happened to her out there was bad enough she is able to see that she wants to change. She is lucky to have you and the family to support her through this.
    I'm hoping mine is going to pull through-our vivsit was nice but she totally forgot it was mother's day. She called later to say happy mother's day- her dad picked up the phone so I wonder if he reminded her. Still to immature to think outside herself. Oh difficult children......
  3. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    So glad you had a good day, Nancy, and that difficult child is doing well.
  4. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    I'm glad to hear this...
  5. PatriotsGirl

    PatriotsGirl Guest

    So so happy for you gives me hope....!
  6. jinger

    jinger Guest

    Encouraging news, sounds like your girl is gaining wisdom and insight. Hopefully, she will learn that being "outside" is the hardest thing..."inside" you have zero temptations and 100% support. It's when you are back in the real world, that much of the hardest work begins.

    Sending both of you strength on the journey.
  7. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Sounds like she got tired of being sick and tired. I'm glad she is giving you some signs of recovery. Hard work and pride in her work is a good sign.