Category: addiction

Battle Cry

God bless our government but the war on drugs isn’t working. Punishing our people who desperately need help is not the answer and there’s all kinds of proof of that. 40 years, $1 trillion, 45 million arrests and we still have a drug epidemic. Because It’s not human law that changes the darkness in people; it’s […]

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Riley Michael

Riley Michael. This is my secondborn. I love him so much. When he was little he was a fearless boy with sparkling eyes and a mischievous smile and he kept me on my toes. Growing up he was the one who ended up in urgent care the most. He was clever and happy and tenderhearted.  He arrived into this […]

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Update

It has been over two years since (this) post. So much has happened since that day and so much has been learned. Recovery from addiction is not a treatment plan to be completed and then be done with. It is an ongoing battle. My boy fights for his life every single day and we fight with him. […]

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Holding On

HOLDING ON from Windy Ridge on Vimeo. Holding on the hope on the banks of Bonneville Dam.  

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Finding Light

I have read and heard many times that with addiction relapse is part of recovery. This has proven to be true. Please don’t be discouraged. (You hear that, self?) Sometimes we fall, but the important thing is brushing ourselves off, getting back up and moving forward. I find that even though sober living can be […]

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Overcoming

  It’s hard to believe that a year ago I wrote: this. Since that day my son has went through a rigorous home recovery program, had good days and bad days, got married, moved out, moved back in for a bit more recovery and moved back out again. It hasn’t been an easy road, but it […]

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Wedding Day

Above is a little iPhone video preview of the wedding.  Real camera video coming soon. We had 2.5 weeks to prepare and a very unpredicatable weather forecast.  Wedding day dawned misty and cool, but thankfully the rain stayed away despite the ominous clouds.  Windy Ridge was bustling with family and friends from morning to night […]

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Wedding Week

  Instagram photos from this blessed wedding week. Follow along, here. It has been over 6 months addiction-free for my boy. This Sunday we celebrate with a wedding. Two weeks ago they told me they would like to get married here and since then Windy Ridge has been bustling with preparation.  Those of you who […]

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Five Months

Landon with brand new cousin Lydia and sister Violet I am so thankful to be counting in months. The critical time that I wrote about, here, seems unreal now.  My boy is a different person. Still, it hasn’t been easy. Summertime has been a challenge, but I remind myself this is his first attempt at […]

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15 weeks

Life here. Sometimes my limbs tremble and ache from the climbing and grasping. But today. This moment. This moment, the ground is flat and easy as I move forward. As I skip along toward home I look behind me and marvel at the treacherous terrain that my God has guided me through. Whew! I look […]

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