Friday, November 4, 2011

"Back to the crib"

My son was able to move back into his original sober living house yesterday and is really happy to be back. He commemorated the event on his Facebook page with this status update: "outta the crash pad, back to the crib."

He's thrilled to be back in a familiar setting, around the supportive group he knows best. And he says he's learned a lesson. We talked to the woman who runs our son's house, and she agrees. She said the incident was a huge lesson not just for our son, but for the entire house. She called it "very powerful."

Yesterday was an incredibly tough day because my wife and I were dealing with another family crisis. So it was nice to have good news about our son. A little bit of positivity can sometimes go a long way. To that end, if you happen to have a spare prayer or good thought you could send my family's way, we would greatly appreciate it.

"Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible." --Charles Caleb Colton


  1. I love the hope quote, Keven told me today he felt hopeless, I wonder if he would appreciate those words?

    Great news about your son and the powerful lesson. Good thoughts are going out to you.

  2. I feel very lost. I just sent this note to Barbara and now to you. I don't know what to do!
    I need help. I just found out that my son left rehab with 2 weeks left to go. This is the second time he's done this. He called my husband asking for help and my husband told him to go back to rehab. We can't do anything for him. I support this decision, but all I really want is my boy home with me! Is this nightmare my life?? Is it better to let him come home or live on the streets?

  3. Maija... I sent you a reply via e-mail. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. It's here in Michigan:

  5. Inspirational post. Thanks.
    I ahd a friend also recovered and surpassed the darkness of addiction through affective sober living