Family Life

Good afternoon peeps,

I think more than ever I’m realizing how quick Tuesday’s are coming. I can’t believe it’s October tomorrow! My life win this week actually comes from a life win of my family member. Around the end of last August, right around when I was starting this Creative Writing class, we admitted my cousin to a drug rehabilitation due to his addiction to crystal meth and heroine. He has been in and out of our lives for the past 10 years, in and out of prison, in and out of jobs due to his addiction. It has been an extremely overwhelming experience for all of us, financially and emotionally. He attends both Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous  because they go hand and hand in his case. He is also receiving counseling for the first time in his life, which has been too far overdue. This past Sunday night, he asked me and my sister along to watch him receive his 30 days sober chip at Alcoholics Anonymous. Although, technically he has been clean and sober for 46 days now! We are extremely proud of his recovery and where his mindset is today. Even though we are proud, I can see he has a  very long journey ahead of him and it’s going to take a lot of work to get him to a steady place. He made a speech that night that made me and my sister well up in the eyes. He mentioned how the first time in his life he is thinking clearly. It was also his daughter’s 6th birthday this weekend and he mentioned how this is the first time he’s seen her smile and actually felt joy from that. He admitted to some pretty scary things he’s done in his past but I know for a fact that that’s no longer the way he wants to live. Going to that meeting opened my eyes entirely. There was this community who treated each other as family, who understood entirely what they were going through. I choose to speak on this because it is no longer a sad story, he has turned that around entirely. All we can do is be supportive and pray for his strength. He needs us more than ever right now. Please keep him in your prayers.

What was your life win this week?

Until next time,

Daniella 🙂


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