On Loving an Addicted Child

Mother and children Lange-MigrantMother02

Migrant Mother (1936) by Dorothea Lang

I found this poem on a Facebook site for mothers of addicted children. It spoke to me and I wanted to share it with you. Many thanks to Jacqui for allowing me to do so.

12 thoughts on “On Loving an Addicted Child

  1. I have been following your blog for a little while now and I think that you do a really good job of dealing with your situation. I sympathize with you. I do not have a child that has put me through this (as I hope I never do), but I once was that child. I have been clean for 16 years now & as my children grow I continually apologize to my mother as I can only pray I never have to go through that. There is hope…there is freedom from addiction, as I am proof of that. I hope this gives you at least a small amount of encouragement. God bless!


  2. Thank you, Brian. You are 5-years strong, and I know, even while your mother may still worry, that she must be tremendously proud of you. My son just made his 90 days milestone, and I’m deeply grateful. Still a little scared, but ever hopeful that like you, in five years he will still be clean.


  3. Thank you for your post! I work hard everyday that any disappoint I feel about the direction of my children’s lives are just a reflection of my own expectations for them and nothing to do with who they truly are or who they are to become.


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