Thursday, August 23


I spent last weekend in northern California. I went there to see my youngest son and to participate in the family program at his rehab in San Rafael. I'm not sure how many times he has been in rehab, but it is certainly in the double digits. I am hopeful, as I always am, that this may be the time that treatment takes.

He always looks so good when he's in rehab! He's at least 50 pounds heavier than he was while using.

it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.


  1. That 'Good Things to Come' widget is hypnotic. Yeah it is. Try looking at for a while.

    Yes, I hope this is the treatment that works. I can't even imagine how hard it must be to rid yourself of something like that, and how hard it must be for a mother to watch a son trying.

    He's looking good.

  2. I have 2 friends who have been through this with each of their sons. One came through FINALLY and he's doing so well. The other is hopeful, as you are, that THIS will be the time. I know how hard it must be for you after watching what they have gone through. I am pulling for your son to triumph and for you to have some peace of mind.

  3. I have heard said, we are only as happy as our most unhappy child. I do hope you find peace for yourself and that your son can find his as well.

  4. go back and look
    at the first photo of this posting...

    see that big old bridge going
    across the bay?

    i bet lots of folks
    said that bridge would not work,
    could not work and there it is!


    the world is so full of impossible things...
    who knows about anything for sure?

    my best wishes for you all...

  5. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! Hey we have alot in common here...I have been thru this for years and years with my son,on top of taking care of my elderly mom before she died. I was losing it constantly.I so feel for you,it hasn't ended for me as yet.I hope it does for you dear one! I have become a constant lunatic.I crave niceness in my life so badly!

  6. I heard once that having a child is like "removing your heart, giving it legs and sending it out into the world" is so true. As a mom, my heart goes out to you, Leslie, may your son find the serenity he needs to get on with his life without using.

  7. what inspiring comments here on this post - and how inspiring it is that you share your heart with us Leslie... I love that quote about peace... may we all find that place of acceptance of ourselves, our loved ones, and others in an ever-widening circle of love... and walk the path of heart with roses and thorns... sending love to you and your precious son - what a beautiful boy... I am hugging him...

    xox - eb.