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"If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way" ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Proof That PSST Parents Have Strength AND a Sense of Humor
Posted by:Sally--Monday, August 08, 2011

As we await the finding and the eminent incarceration of “AWOL Andy - Day 6” I received this writing on Friday and actually giggled when reading what is behind that new door opening.

As parents of addicts we all have been standing in this ‘Hallway of Hell’ desperately trying to get back out, shut and triple dead bolt the door of addiction out of our families.

"Whenever One Door Closes Another Always Opens, Even Though, Sometimes It's Hell in the Hallway!"

I would rather have one rose and a kind word from a friend while I'm here than a whole truck load when I'm gone.....

Happiness keeps You Sweet,

Trials keep You Strong,

Sorrows keep You Human,

Failures keep You Humble,

Success keeps You Glowing,

But Only Faith keeps You Going.

"Worry looks around,Sorrow looks back,Faith looks up."

Change the World....one act of random kindness at a time!

~ excerpt from Tequila & Salt - author unknown

Cheryl, Jim & AWOL-Andy


Rocco said...

Cheryl & Jim - We know where you are. We have been there and we are standing with you out in the hallway.

Sometimes, like a bad dream, it feels like someone has slammed the door behind you and has triple dead-bolted it and you will never get out of this hallway.

I won't tell you not to be angry or anxious because we have been angry and anxious.

We have been confused, we have been hopeful, we have been very very tired of the whole addiction thing...

...we have been through all of the emotions of being the parents of an addict.

We will tell you that we all care about you and will be here for you. You two and Andy will remain in our prayers.


"We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope."
- Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Max said...

Cheryl and Jim -
I haven't been at meetings lately but I catch up through the PSST grape-vine. My heart is with you. I pray Andy finds his way back for more help, and I wish you guys inner peace. Thinking of you all.


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