Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Gratitude Award


I made this award for a few bloggers I have been following. I know there are more out there deserving of this, so if you wish you may pay this forward to anyone you know who has been able to persevere through the rough times and see the hope on the other side by copying the award on your blog and then doing as I did with the links,and be sure to let the winners know they have an award.
The following bloggers are an exceptional bunch of people in the fact that they have addicts for children. I truly am grateful to be able to see addiction from my parents point of view. I never had this perspective before and there is a lot of heartache when I read, but as I continue to follow I also see Hope, and that is where the magic is, if you don't believe me just check out the few I have listed below. And again Thank You to All you very Special Parents of Addicts, you are a blessing that all too often go unappreciated and i wanted to take this chance to say Thank you.
The first award goes to Mom and Dad of "An Addict in our Son's Bedroom". I started following this blog a while ago and I am so very grateful that I do. When reading this blog i get the perspective of addiction from my mother and fathers viewpoint. I understand completely what I am going through and what other addicts feel, it is such an honor and a privilege to see Mom and Dad's point of view.
The Second goes to Lou of "Subdural Flow". Lou is a wonderful mother who has such a beautiful way of sharing her life as she watches on the sidelines the trials of her addict. I am truly blessed and honored to be a part of Lou's blogging world.
The third award goes to Lisa of "Wearing my Heart on My Sleeve". Lisa has such a beautiful sense of humor as she blogs about her life with Teens!! And she also shares about the wonderful support she has to get through these hard times. Her blog is truly a wonderful resource if you are looking for solutions.
The next award is for Laura, of "Enabling Love". Laura is a wonderful mother and grandmother who shows me that you do not need to let the chaos of your addict make your life miserable. Thank you Laura for having such a positive outlook on life.
The next award goes to "mother of a Drug Addict". "Mom" is probably one of the most toughest women I read about. She is honest and loving and very opinionated. I truly appreciate everything "mom" has to say. I often wonder if my own mother were like her, would I have gotten clean sooner. Thank you "Mom" for the honesty and courage you put fourth in your blog it is an honor to read.
As you may have seen a theme here, I am dedicating this blog to the parents of addicts. Those very special people who are able to love us when we cannot love ourselves. Thank you for all that you do, I just wanted to take the time to tell you guys you are important and loved, just in case you hadn't heard it in a while.
I hope this does not offend any one out there going through such turmoil, this is only an attempt from one addict to say thank you for everything. Today's thought; "If you see failure as a monster stalking you, or one that has already ruined your life, take another look. That monster can become a benevolent teacher, opening your mind to successes you cannot now imagine."
—Martha Beck

13 comments:

Lou said...

Thank you. You have been a welcome addition to our blogging community.

You can really be proud of yourself, that is all I can say! Now do something nice for yourself, darn it.

mother of drug addict said...

Thank you!! That is so sweet of you to give me this award. I would have picked the same people you did. They also give me courage.

Mike Golch said...

That is a great quote.

Shadow said...

that is a very worthy award. very touching of you to do...

cw2smom said...

Oh you sweet, sweet girl! You used your creativity to make something very special and I am so honored to receive it!! You selected some amazing people to be recipients and I am blessed to read most of them! To the others that I don't yet read, I will be by to congratulate them and learn their stories! I was inspired tonight by an incredible speaker at an open AA meeting...I just LOVE going to those as the love is abundant and overflowing! Just like the love I have for you! Blessings and Thanks, Lisa

Busy Bee Suz said...

You are so sweet AND insightful. Nice of you to recognize those around you....
Suz

Gabriella Moonlight said...

This is such a great award to some amazing blogs, thank you for your kind heart and spirit, it shows through.

You are an inspiration!
G

Dad and Mom said...

Thank you for the award. Your blog inspires hope when we are down, children do come back.

Syd said...

Great award to some great people. Thanks for your unselfish sharing of yourself with all of us. You deserve a big award for that.

Findon said...

Well deserved by everyone and you introduced some new people to me. Thank you.

Prayer Girl said...

The picture that introduces your blog is wonderful and so is the gratitude award picture.

I think it is so sweet of you to recognize these bloggers who are parents of addicts. They have a very heavy cross to bear and so often bear it with more grace than seems possible.

God bless them and you,
Prayer Girl

Steve E. said...

In SO brief an insight, I see the correlation between the human race, for centuries being referred to as "Children of God", and the "children of parents".

You see what I mean? I'm comparing Parents to God, not in His Nature, but in His Likeness, in His Perfect Responsibility.

-great theologian-a-roni!!!

G-Man said...

Isn't blogging fun and theraputic?
Hows about thinking of a 'theraputic' 55 for tomorrow?