posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 06:06 AM
My mother was a hamster and my father smelt of elderberries...
I couldn't resist.
My mother never took anything but Goody Powders but my father drank like a fish. As did my grandfather and now my brother. My father has been sober
for years, but my only childhood memories of him are staring at his back as he was passed out on the couch.
Sometimes these things can make us stronger and sometimes they can break us. My brother hasn't been sober in over 2 decades. 3 marriages out the
door, no real friends, and a bad name at only 39. While I, on the other hand stopped drinking before I was even legally old enough to do it in the
first place because I didn't want to raise my kids the same way or live my life in a haze.
I guess it depends on the person and the situation on how they take it and live their life, or how they let it ruin their life.