Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"I'm an addict"

This is what my son told me yesterday. They were the sweetest words he has ever said to me. He has shingles and has been prescribed his drug of choice, Lortab, and as we got out of the car at the store yesterday he said the following. "I have been responsible with it because I am an addict." I have never heard him actually say those words and buddy boy were they every music to this mother's ears.

I picked him up at work yesterday afternoon and he stayed at our house last night. He is off today and will be able to enjoy some fishing that he loves plus keep Joe company. They are getting along really well lately. Ryan loves Joe very much and has told him so. Of course I don't have to tell you how Joe feels about Ryan. After all, he has been more of a father to him that his own dad. Ryan's dad even told Joe that.

He is doing a bit better with the shingles but it is still there. When I left the house this morning he had moved from the sofa to my bed which is much more comfortable and quiet. Not to mention Patty and Sophie would have to give him kisses of course. He needs his sleep as it has been hard to do.

I am so thankful. I am so blessed. I am so grateful for what God has blessed myself and my family with.

4 comments:

Syd said...

It sounds as if Ryan is not in denial and willing to change. That is awesome. I'm glad for you. Best to Joe. Hope that he feels better soon.

fernvalley01 said...

Wonderful news! Too bad about the shingles , but what an improvement for your son

Trailboss said...

I might have confused you guys....Ryan is the one with the shingles, not Joe this time (he has had them 27 times).

Fern said...

I can't even tell you how much I love your blog. Every entry is such an extenstion of love. You've been handed a bunch full of lemons and you always make the best batch of lemonade. Peace & love to you and your family!