Circle Of Angels – Amazing

Last evening as the sun was getting ready to set, I saw bright, strong rays of sunlight bursting through the clouds. Light, love, and energy was streaming from the heavens down to the homes in Howard County. I immediately thought about our circle of angels. Steven Tyler sings in his song Amazing…..”with a blink of

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Underage drinking

August 30, 2016. One of the worst days of my life. A good friend from childhood, Layla (name is changed to protect privacy) lit up the room when she walked into it. Her joyous demeanor and infectious laughter made her an easy person to like, and moreover a great friend. She was always smart and

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What parents should know

Anonymous………. Yes, heroin is in Howard County, too. Don’t say “Not my child”. Don’t bury your head in the sand. Educate yourself to the signs that indicate heroin use…orange plastic syringe caps or syringes, those little (tiny, really) blue/green baggies, empty clear capsules floating in the toilet bowl, random strings or strips of material as

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How Do We Pick Up the Broken Pieces?

It was a warm sunny, Sunday, September 23, 2012, to be exact, when time stood still and the world, as we knew it, came crashing down all around us. Everything, after hearing those words uttered, forced us into a tail-spin of disbelief. How could this be happening to our family? What did we do wrong? What did we miss? Who knew about this, and

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My Secret

  Anonymous………… Before my son  overdosed, his life was my best kept secret. No one, not even my husband, knew the depth of his addiction. On the surface, he didn’t look like an addict, he didn’t talk like an addict and he certainly didn’t act like an addict (unless he was in his comfort zone

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You Are Always on My Mind

  Author:  Drema Bonavitacola………. You left me torn, tattered, and hanging by a thread….hurt and broken…When does it end? I look to your spirit, to guide me forth, with each new day…the loving bonds between us…are forever here to stay. Learning to live with this grief…has made me change my view…more aware of my surroundings….everything

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