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    Super Member Chasing Hawk's Avatar
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    This was taken about 8 years ago. I haven't changed much. But my son has, as of today he is 17 months clean and sober.
    It has been a long road, I am so proud he found his way back.

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    Congratulations to your son! That is awesome!

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    Nice picture but BIG CONGRATS to Anthony :thumbup:
    Your an awesome Mom to stand by and help him.. :thumbup:
    I know some women that have disowned theirs:{ so sad......That is when they need you the most......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    Congratulations to your son! That is awesome!
    Amen!

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    congrats, I've been down that road with a few loved ones, stay strong.

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    Congratulations on your son. I am happy for both of you!

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    You are a good mother.

    Merry Christmas

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    It takes a special person to keep encouraging a person fighting that addiction battle. I also have taken on the battle with a very close friend of mine. I will never give up hope on him...because I know he can change.

    God Bless your family.

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    Good on him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luv-e
    Nice picture but BIG CONGRATS to Anthony :thumbup:
    Your an awesome Mom to stand by and help him.. :thumbup:
    I know some women that have disowned theirs:{ so sad......That is when they need you the most......

    I agree 100% Luv-E

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    I"m so happy for you and your Son too. life is difficult enough without falling into that long deep hole. :thumbup:

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    Congrats to son!

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    That is awesome news :!: Congratulations :thumbup:

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    Congratulations! May God continue to give both of you strength.

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    What a nice picture! Congrats to your Son, and to you for helping him!

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    Congradulations to Anthony and to you for sticking it out with him.... The love we have for our children,(no matter how old or young they are) is very powerful....

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    Congrats to you both!

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    That is awesome! Congrats to you and your son! I have a son that went down that road too, into drug addiction. And guess what...I disowned him after dealing with alot of dangerous behavior for too many years. I know alot of people don't understand 'disowning' but it comes at great cost and many many many tears and sleepless nights. When your drug addicted son breaks into your home and ****edited**** just to show how much he disrespects you...are you going to go in there and give him a hug and tell him how much you love him? People have no idea what parents of these children go through
    ANYWAY...I too am very happy to say that my son has also been clean for about a year now and will be home with all of us this Christmas for the first time in 8 years. And yes. we love him very very very much!

    I am very happy to see that you and your son have come through this!

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    Good for both of you, his courage and your support.

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    Congratulations :D:D:D

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    Best wishes for you both.

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    Congrats to you and your Son :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by morelcabin
    That is awesome! Congrats to you and your son! I have a son that went down that road too, into drug addiction. And guess what...I disowned him after dealing with alot of dangerous behavior for too many years. I know alot of people don't understand 'disowning' but it comes at great cost and many many many tears and sleepless nights. When your drug addicted son breaks into your home and ****edited**** just to show how much he disrespects you...are you going to go in there and give him a hug and tell him how much you love him? People have no idea what parents of these children go through
    ANYWAY...I too am very happy to say that my son has also been clean for about a year now and will be home with all of us this Christmas for the first time in 8 years. And yes. we love him very very very much!

    I am very happy to see that you and your son have come through this!
    What you did was a right way to go when it gets to where you don't feel safe in your own home, it's called - Tuff Love - and yes it would be the most hardest way to be forced to show your love , but there comes a time in some family's homes that they leave you no other recourse.. I'm so Happy that he has pulled his self up and now will be back home for Christmas with his loved ones, a Joyous Christmas it will be!!!

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    It is so great when I hear a story like this.

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    Several years ago, I wrote him a letter, a very blunt letter. We didn't speak for a couple of years. Then out of the blue I get a call. He is in jail and they took his kids.

    He checked into rehab a couple of weeks after that.


    I have no illusions about him staying clean, if he is strong enough he will stay that way. This whole ordeal with his kids shook him up. I do think he knows what is at stake.

    Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement.

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