I feel compelled in my heart to let you all know what this past weekend has meant to me. It was an amazing experience. I left with an understanding of what addiction is and how it changes an addict’s mind. I was given tools to use to help my son and myself. I have been given hope. I have seen a shift in my son that I never thought possible. The therapy session with Hollan as a family was remarkable. I can not believe the doors she has opened with my son and that he feels such trust that he can be completely honest. My heart was broken and my worst nightmare as a mother came to pass during that session but, with Hollan’s help during our one on one, it is going to make it manageable.
I felt nothing but love and understanding from each and everyone of your staff members . Jason and Lauren you are blessed with such an amazing team and you are all doing God’s work and changing men’s and their families lives. I know why God brought your facility to my attention. Saying thank you does not seem enough. To Jason, Lauren, Hollan, Kristi, Ty, Jeff, Cindy, Josh, Chris, Tom, Joel, John, Jesse, CJ, and Austin I want to say how grateful and blessed I am that you love my precious son just the way he is and excited to see him emerge into a healthy new version of himself. And to all the clients who are my son’s “brothers” that shared their love and experiences with complete strangers.
I am excited to tell you I am going to my first Family Anonymous meeting tonight and waiting to hear back from a therapist that will help me. I will be working diligently and putting the tools that were given to me to work in the next 5 weeks before the next family weekend. I am proud to call you all “my family” also.
Blessings to each and everyone of you and please forgive me if I forgot to thank anyone. I look forward to seeing you all in a few weeks and seeing the progress my son has made with each of you playing such a vital roll in his recovery.