Tuesday, September 11, 2007

the survivors

What happens to the survivors left behind after an alcoholic has his last drink or an addict his last fix? They move on as best they can and others help raise their kids. While the alcoholic looks down wishing for another chance that won't happen.

I got a call today from a friend, her husband died from drinking about a couple of months ago. She told me that her boys wanted me to teach them how to throw a baseball and wanted to go to the baseball fields with me and my boys. I told her I would be happy to take them starting tomorrow. Her husband never taught them, however it was on his list. I am so sad for her boys.

9 comments:

dAAve said...

My best friend is an untreated alkie.
He has a list of to-do's that must be miles long.

tkdjunkie said...

That's so sad for the boys ... Glad that you're in a place to help.

JJ said...

Sad but sweet.
oxox
JJ

Tab said...

Lash.I am writing a memoir on this very topic,losing loved ones this way.And I can tell you one of the people I write about is my daughters biological Father passing away at age 26.She was 4.
The ripple effects are huge aren't they?Some gaps will never be filled for those boys now without thier Father,but with honesty and hope from their Mother , reaching out to friends like you,maybe the gaps will be a little smaller.
This post touched me very deep Lash.I cannot tell you enough how much I appreciate you sharing and being honest about your own journey.Thanks for being you.
xo

Pam said...

bless your precious heart darlin'.

butterflygirl said...

So glad to hear you're going to help out.

Mary Christine said...

I am so grateful there is a Lash in this world who is sober and can play such a vital role in the lives of others.

Christine said...

yes, sad for her boys and happy for 'em too cuse they have a wonderful sober man like you in their lives who will take them to the ballfield

P I F F L A N said...

In my mind my mum died years before she physically died...and the effects of her acoholism is still evident in me...