Foreword: Letter to Mom

Dear Mom:


It's Sunday the 26th – in two days I get to leave Rehab. What a long nine months it has been – definitely the hardest thing I have ever gone through and accomplished! Never in my whole life did I think I would end up in a court-ordered rehab facility, away from my kids, my husband, my mom, my life. I had really lost my passion to live. 


The only thing I ever wanted in life was to be a good mom and I was at the point where I didn't even care about that anymore. Alcohol had consumed my life. I am so grateful today that I was sent here. I am so excited to be moving on to the next journey in my life. I am so happy that I have absolutely NO desire to ever drink again — well at least today I don't. (One day at a time!) 


I have self-worth again. I have energy, enthusiasm, hope and faith again. I feel AMAZING! I really want to thank you for all of your encouraging words and all the faith you have in me. I could never have made it through this place without you. I am so blessed to have you as my mom. 


I am very sorry for making you worry when I was drinking. I can't even imagine how you must have felt. I know that I would feel so much pain and sorrow if one of my boys were suffering from an addiction. I hope I never have to deal with that, but if I do, I will stand by their sides, giving them words of encouragement and love, just as you have done for me.


Thank you, Mom! 

I love you so much! 


Now on to the next chapter of my life!


Love, Liz