Those of you who've read HEAVENLY know that the story is my family story dealing with autism, substance abuse and other family issues. It was painful to write because we ( as a family ) were at the peak of my son's drug abuse during the writing. At least I could control the outcome of "Luke's" issues in Heavenly. I haven't had that luxury in real life. His choices have taken our family on a roller coaster ride that won't stop and seems to be headed toward a major crash.
Unfortunately, "Luke's" relapsed again. This time he's older and has a wife and two babies. The stakes are so much higher and I feel even more helpless. Our whole family is rallying around them to try and help but he's quite far down the path again.
I always enlist God's help in my life and I pray for him daily. At this point, I feel like that's ALL I can do because he's an adult and has to live with the results of his choices. But it's still so difficult.
If you've been through this ( or something similar ) share your thoughts and ideas and what you've found that works. Your ideas and suggestions might help me and others out there who are dealing with similar challenges.
x x Jennifer