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    One Pissed Off Liberal, yuriwho

    Your writing has a flow of anticipation to it.  I love it.  The anticipation of getting to the next sentence.  When you describe 14th street.  I see it and smell it.  My parents worked on Spring and 14th for over 20 years.  They worked at Avon Products.  I knew the area from the talk of the times.  I remember seeing some of the scenes you described when I worked on Peachtree in 69 for Davisons (Macy's).  I would take a bus from peachtree to Spring and 14th.  I remember being a bit afraid.  After reading some of your work there indeed was reason for some of that fear.
    You are so talented and I would buy your work as written. Without professional editing.  I have so many questions and would very much like you to write about what made you get clean.  What the turning point was?  
    I have many reasons for asking this.  I have a daughter who is diabetic and been addicted to meth, something called roxy and I know she will die soon and rehab for two years did not help.  Marriage did not help.  A baby helped for a little while and spurts of sobriety but I see her rarely and will not unless she is clean but where is the point one reaches to say, I have to stop this madness.  I really want to know.   Her bio Mother got her on most of that stuff when she was sneaking off and meeting up with her and I have battled that war since her teens until I put her in a hospital for two years.  A nice one with therapy and horses and pools but to no avail upon dismissal at 18.  I would not let her live with us again but I hurt for her so badly and know not what to do.
    After one tries therapy, hospitaliations, residential treatments, counselings, one tends to say I have done about all I can do.  I have loved you and you still do this.  I need to know there are emotional aspects on how this starts ...I just need to does one actually quit.

    We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

    by Vetwife on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 08:06:42 PM PDT

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      with your daughter Vetwife. These things can exhaust everyone's capacities. I feel for you.

      I only began to turn things around after hitting a wall that traumatized me so badly that it shook me awake.

      I am writing about it now but it's not ready. I wrote about it here before. I'll post the link just so you understand what I mean by trauma.

      I'm sorry you're going through this. I wish you all the best. My heart goes out to you. Feel free to kosmail me if you have other questions.

      Wear Your Love Like Heaven ~ Donovan

      by One Pissed Off Liberal on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 08:31:37 PM PDT

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        Thank you for those kind words.  It is amazing that I can love so deeply and even though she is myadopted granddaughter and daughter legally...I have hurt for her like I gave birth BUT I had to come to a I can't deal with this in my head point.   I have others who need my attention here at home and I have no doubt unless a person is reasdy to accept and love themselves,,,no one can love them out of addiction.   It is sad.

        We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

        by Vetwife on Thu Aug 02, 2012 at 08:04:10 AM PDT

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