This is a poem I wrote to my daughter's boyfriend
A young boy lost
so sad, so scared
he wondered why this? why me?
Years pass wrong choices bad results. He
lost himself and did not know what to do he
asks where am I? where can I be?
Not knowing how to ask for help. Young boy
knew his luck was running out. If he didn’t
get help, he would no longer have any
survival stories to talk about.
One day to the young boy’s surprise
his family came to his rescue. This is
happening, it is real, it is true. His family
is sending him to Valley Hope. This is
when his new life began. That’s when he
became a man.
O-my! The sun is shining life is good. I
can see, I can feel, I can love. I am so glad
I gave all those toxins a great big shove
God had his path for me and my girl, and boy
with both of us did life give us a whirl.
Some days are still hard, but
I have the best girl by far.
I am a man now and life has been hard.
I am now a STRONG, COMMITTED, and a
I will NOT stop, I will NOT get discouraged.
I will reach all my goals that I can.
I am proud of all my achievements. I have the
strength to succeed in all of the challenges
in my life, love and career.
I have so many people that care about me,
love me and that alone will forever more be
the most meaningful thing in my life through
the strength of Jesus Christ I have
no more fear of being alone.
I wrote this even though I am not his mom, he is like a son to me. He started pill drugs and alcohol when he was 16. He got pills from his own father. He started treatment a year ago in March. He still sober and doing great.
The remarkable thing about his story is, when he was done with his 12 step process he went to meetings regularly and one day his counselor said, don't go looking for love or a relationship yet, because the Lord knows and will let that path happen in your life when he knows your ready. About 3 weeks later he met my daughter.
My daughter has never done drugs and only drank once in a while. The boyfriend she had before she met her current boyfriend, had a lot of problems. They were together for 5 years, when his mom died he changed , the lies started the excuses, his actions and choices and very selfish. For the last 3 years of that relationship she went through hell trying to fix him make him better, but I begged her to leave him and telling her; you can't fix someone who doesn't want to be fixed.
I cried almost every night wonder what she was going through and what would happen next and always asking God, why is this happening to Jess? Why does she have to go through this? Then the day came when she finally let him go, I was so happy but sad at the same time, because I knew she really cared about him. She is the type of girl that will give you her whole heart.
Well now I know why God put her through and down that rocky path. It was meant for her to learn, understand and become stronger, because the right man was about to step into her life. Their first date he told her about his addiction, he figured I will just tell her, because if this is going to be a relationship I might as well just get it out of the way and to his surprise, she listened to everything he had to say. He couldn't believe how open and understanding she was. Because she went though that bad relationship to learn by it.
This man needed a woman like Jess and a family like Jessica's. We are his support team we recognize every 12th day of the month because that is the first day of his new life and it also is the same day as Jessica's birthday.
So in conclusion to this story, God has his plan for us all it's all mapped out and waiting for the right time in your life. Everything and everybody who comes into your life it all is for a reason, it all has a purpose. The big picture in life when it comes to finding love is, God knows when the time is right in your life for love. Love will come to you when you least expect it.
Take one day at a time with your treatment. I hope all you succeed in your treatment. You can do this!! Ask the Lord to guide you and he will show you the way. I hope you enjoy this story, and I hope you enjoy my poem.