The Day I Had to be Checked for an STD

The Day I Had to be Checked for an STD

My head is spinning and my chest hurts.  I don’t want to be here.  I can’t believe that I am here.  I for sure never saw this in my future.  I look around teh large office.  It is spacious, I want to nestle myself in a corner, to hide myself, but the...
Can You Keep Your Kids From Getting An Addiction?

Can You Keep Your Kids From Getting An Addiction?

I sat in her office, head down and shoulders slumped. “Too many similarities,” she said.  My mind was swimming.  My counselor had extensive experience working in an addiction recovery program.  I looked at her, I had only found evidence a handful of...
If Only I Was Different

If Only I Was Different

Sometimes I wake up in the morning and I wish that I was ‘Just Different’ I wish that I could always say the right things so that I wouldn’t hurt people.  I wish that all my suffering was gone and that triggers and trauma didn’t exist.  I wish...
The Images Were Beautiful, I Don’t Look Like That

The Images Were Beautiful, I Don’t Look Like That

I had no idea what was in the box when we received it.  A package from his brother!  Weird, he was on a mission for his church, getting a package from a missionary was unusual.  Sending packages, now that would have been the norm.   I was curious to see what he would...