Sometimes in the world of addiction, people end up in situations they might not be in had they been sober.
There is an outreach program for women and young people who have fallen victim to some of the dangers linked to the drug world.
They are a Christian faith based outreach, as are many programs, aimed at rehabilitating these women and young people who have lost their way.
The program is called "A Way Out."
We traveled to Canada last year and it felt good to be in a different country where people seemingly have it better than a good many Americans.
I saw a mother nursing her infant without a cover and nobody batted an eye. The kids wanted ice cream from an ice cream truck, and as usual, I didn't have enough cash. The ice cream man said to give him what I had and let the kids pick out whatever they wanted because he "believes in karma." (We do, as well, Mr. Ice Cream Man!)
When I was 10, my grandfather died. At the visitation, I had a complete meltdown. I was whisked away to another room and told (not by my mom or dad) to stop acting out and that I was upsetting everyone. I understand now that my grief was unrecognized and therefore not valid. It was unrecognized because everyone else was grieving.
Now I am grown and I have lost my firstborn child. For 10 years he was my only child. For half of his life he was my only reason for living. I feel
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