I wanted to let you all know my heartfelt thanks and deep appreciation for every one of you. The part you all invested in our lives for the last four months has grown and changed me in countless ways. From my first phone call to Chris inquiring about your program to my last phone call with him coordinating my son’s transition to sober living, I have felt the love and passion for my son and for recovery poured into my family’s life.
As a mom, I am touched so deeply by your care, persistence, and endurance in my son’s life and his recovery journey. I had such a relief and peace knowing he was in such incredible care. We experienced miracles during his recovery stay and are grateful to God and to each of you. The changes in him are dramatic and beautiful. I feel he has received the care, education, life skills, practice and love he needs to have an abundantly fulfilling life in recovery.
The family weekends were such an integral part of my own recovery from the devastating disease addiction unleashed on our family. The first family weekend, you all gathered around me as I cried non-stop, grieving in a healthy way. The second family weekend, you supported me and encouraged me as I was in distress over our family dynamic that weekend. Then the last family weekend was pivotal in my life. The timeline exercise, while painful, helped me remember and be grateful for the miracles we have experienced along the way throughout this addiction/recovery journey. Then the letter to the part of me that left…life changing. This was a huge turning point for me to realize what I had lost and forced out of my life and how it had adversely affected me and others. I have experienced such in-depth understanding of addiction, relationships, communication practices and freedom throughout my journey with TARC. I am grateful for this understanding and especially the level of deep heart changes in me leading to life changes. Please know that from the behind the scenes facilities management to the group sessions to counseling sessions to meals to personal testimonies to Tom’s weekly calls; all were noticed and appreciated! I cherish your friendship, love and time we spent.
You all are truly in my heart and in my weekly prayers.
Thriving in recovery alongside you all