There is a moment when you decide to stop fighting and accept what is. A moment when you can finally see that all your attempts to beg, plead, lecture, and force your solutions on the addict have not changed the situation. There is a moment when you can see clearly for the first time that you
CAN NOT CHANGE THE COURSE OF ANYONE ELSES LIFE BUT YOUR OWN
It's as if you suddenly find yourself behind the wheel of a sailboat on unfamiliar waters. At first you are frightened and unsure that you will know what to do or which way to turn. Slowly you relax and you begin to feel the warm sun on your face, the cool breeze blowing your hair. Your eyes focus on the horizon as you feel your heart race with the excitement of what is ahead.
You never, ever forget what you left behind but you accept that you
DESERVE TO BE HAPPY
and you pray that one day your past and your present lives will converge again but for today you make the life you have been given the very best life you can.