Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Theoretically Speaking

Just a hypothetical question.    If you had (for instance) a child who has a drug addiction, and a mental illness (or two), and has suffered brain damage, and if (just suppose) that child told you that she is (again) asking her social worker to put her into a drug rehab program, would you tell her that you are sick of hearing about it because she has claimed a million times that she was going to get help but never follows through, and that you don't believe for one minute that she will follow through this time, and that she is just wasting your time?    

I didn't think so.

And I really, really hope that, despite what I have been told, that no one else told her that, either.


sue in mexico mo said...

I thank God that I don't have such a problem! What a sad thing to have to live with - for you and for her. I wish there were answers. Best wishes from one mother to another.

RottenMom said...

I'll keep your daughter in my prayers. I'm really sorry that she is having such a difficult time.

Don said...

While my head tells me I would say I was sick of hearing about it... my heart tells me as a father and a parent, I would never ever give up hoping and helping them. Maybe on the 1,000,001th time, they would get follow through, get sober and help.