A Father’s Love.
This stuck out to me, as I do run the Awareness Page, for all the me saying, To do this and do that, you know, behind every do our of love, the kind of love that will protect anyone’s child from this disease, I alone cannot teach your mind it is hard to comprehend on my part, the not knowing, on contrary, this epidemic is nobodies fault but ours, A CHOICE that we never ever knew would become this big, this bad and this bittersweet. This parent is speaking out, think about how many others are grieving over a lost one, a sick one, knowing that keeps me going.. I do believe many know by now we are in a HUGE PANDEMIC, and as I sit and say do something, It’s a must, When people say together we can, it’s a must, what is the must? Togetherness, it’s 100% more powerful to educate yourself and face anything when it comes to a human. Not everyone is the same, so as I move forward, which is we, because many, many ,many are aware and hurting. So, what I want to say, what message is being sent to a generation that comes out of college with a debt of 100,000, WOW, that’s a house , but those young adult children need to know, the same thing was for every generation, we , us , you them, God. All generations had a time that the mountain seems bigger than the will to climb over, the day is too dark to look out the window, The mind is an amazing thing. People need to know this.
Take a few steps back as I do, and find the passion, you will be amazed at the PAIN , feelings are made to be felt , not hidden. Talked about, not hidden, my Father told me, some things are better left unsaid. From that, i didn’t ask what, to all the things my father said, “You don’t know the half”, well now I know, I knew then I didn’t want to know, I said, and told him that. Some things are better left unsaid, but this disease took his child at 44 years of age, my brother, and it was not an overdose, he lost the will to live. as I watched him lose all, he didn’t really lose all, he had his family, maybe not all, and that does not matter, guilt alone killed him, he hurt and he damaged himself from this drug, but he overcame it, he had a zillion jack of all trade jobs, and this town, when he passed in that ambulance, They all cried their eyes out sitting at my parents, they knew the pain, it hurts, My brother was loved by this town. and for all the times so enabling and letting someone pass away with a system and one’s who have given up, Those are the one’s who need to know, It’s okay to not tell it all. but it is a must to help others overcome something that was created by our own ignorance.
The generation blaming is a huge problem, titles, diagnosis’s laws, policies, TRUMP. yeah, good change coming, my President, not my Leader. change or not change, respect is earned, He doesn’t have any from what I see, and if we want change hey, maybe we need to be harsh, disrespectful and torn apart to realize we need to be us. not anyone else. Leaving us to at the end of the day, it’s ourselves, staring back. This change will take time, and God will never give us too much to handle. or any way we look at it, we be happy or we look at a blazing yelling person who creates violence, the very violence our world worked hard on taming, the Roar’s are here, I am one of them , The Lion in my own Cause, with a huge more with me.
I don’t proof read, not yet. it’s too hard to read it over again, I like to wait.
Linda Danforth VEnsel
This dad said this as he shared the loss of his 23 year old daughter, in an article, my word, God Bless Our world.
I knew nothing about heroin at the time but can say now in all certainty it destroys families, friendships, and takes everything in its path in a downward spiral like a tornado.