The ripple affect - an alcoholic only sees what it does to them and most of the time not even that - but it doesn't just affect them, it hurts the entire family. Below is a picture of a very good friend of mine holding the hand of her 56 year old mother as she dies from alcoholism. No child deserves that.
We think we have forever to get sober - we think that it'll never happen to us - I mean really? I'm not a daily drinker - you don't have to be to get cirrhosis. Alcoholism is fatal - and that's not me being dramatic.
This Mom gave birth to 4 amazing children, and left then with the last vision of her in full liver failure, yellow and clinging to life. I share their story in the hopes that it saves other children from going through the pain they did.
There are no second chances, there isn't a rewind button when you are on your death bed ... only regret.
If you're reading this you still have time. You are so lucky and so blessed. If you're wondering if it's time to get sober - it is.
RIP Kathy ... may you now be the angel your children deserve <3 nbsp="" p="">