Mama on a journey to see her Son whole.
We were told that if a person gets himself into a mess He has to get himself out of it!
I used to believe that, up until 10 years ago. Now I live by "I will partner with you on this journey". And partnership comes in various forms.... and always is relational.
Michael-Joshua was born on 11 September. His always been active in school and sports.Always a go-getter. Just always saw the positive side to things and never complained.
As a family we went through traumatic disaster 10 years ago that we could not have prevented. And this set us in a different direction from where we were headed. We have four children and Michael the eldest. Our children at the time took our words seriously when we said that it would get better, we can rebuild life again. No where did we think how long and hard this journey would be.
10 years on we still trying to put our lives back together. It has been a uphill climb and at times, one wants to give into the hopelessness that is always yapping at your heels. BUT we are getting there and the journey surely has changed us. Along the path there has been oasis of refreshment, uplifting and beauty and progress.
In School Michael made 1st team Cricket (primary and high school) paid for his own equipment. Struggled in studies but made it to Varsity and got his own funding for that. He graduated.
Even though you go to university, you not guaranteed employment. BUT in persevering Michael got work middle of last year.
You think that with all his done, his safe from harm. But how many of us know that one choice can ruin your life. Michael got involved with people making wrong choices. He regrets it now but has to travel his own journey of healing and recovery.
Michael came to speak to his Dad and me four days ago. And told us his addicted to drugs (crystal meth) and could we help him please.
MY WHOLE WORLD JUST CRUMBLED then. And here I am telling you my story in short.
My Son has asked for help. This means, among other things, starting with rehab and we have no money whatsoever.
And that's why I am here. We have located a rehab that has a 10 month in patient programme and a after care journey with the addict once the 10 month programme is complete and his an out patient.
There's nothing more I can say (although my heart is screaming a million miles an hour right now), except to ask for your help, please.
Being an addict is not Michael-Joshua destiny! Please help me to bring beauty out of the ashes.