28 Responses to “Final Notice”

  1. Your blog made me cry and realize how lucky my life is. You really have had a journey. I hope your story will make others think abour drug addiction and not only how it effects them but others and their sons. This had to be a hard one to write. I hope all is well with you and your son.

  2. Reblogged this on jeffrerymathews and commented:

  3. Wonderful writing and moving story!

  4. Beautifully sad.

  5. Whew.
    Your son’s father was my daughter’s father – down to checking into rehab in a blazer, the roller coaster ride between successes and losses.
    I’ve come to realize that even 10 years later, it’s the hope that I mourn along with the man that I miss.
    Thank you for this beautiful homage to them – these gone addicts we loved.

  6. Wow, what an amazing blog. I can relate to this. Well written!

  7. Loved this. Beautiful and poignant writing.

  8. Reblogged this on xovick.

  9. Some of us ‘depressed’ don’t know how lucky we are until we read something like this. Thank you for sharing.

  10. It is a beautifully crafted piece.
    One can only wish you the best for your future

  11. That was so deeply, deeply touching. My mother is a recovered alcoholic, and sometimes I still think about all those what-ifs. Having to lose someone before your story together feels over is the hardest thing I can imagine, my heart goes out to you.

  12. All I can say is, wow. Very well written, too. You should write a book about this.

  13. Well written and poignant. Sorry for your loss.

  14. Nice & touching!

  15. heartbreakingly beautiful

  16. […] the Freshly Pressed blogs, I was thinking about what to write about today. I read a story about a drug addict and how it affected the family and friends around him. It was a very well written story, lovely in […]

  17. Absolutely beautiful writing. Thanks for sharing your story. My brother recently passed away, and it’s those “quiet hopes” I had for his future that make me the saddest. I appreciate the way you expressed that.
    Blessings – take care of yourself and your son, one day at a time.
    Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

  18. What a beautifully written piece of work. Your writing seems effortless (well, to read, anyway), and your descriptive talents are amazing! What a very poignant, sad story – thank you for sharing.

  19. Reblogged this on the Rants of Ms. Hala and commented:
    As someone whom has worked with those battling addiction, this story by Fiona Helmsley hit a very strong cord with me. Please read and share, it may save someone from this disease.

  20. This is profound. Thank you.

  21. Recovery is a journey. These writings inspire us to stay on the path of sobriety.

  22. this saddens me, but I am glad to see this post. I just lost my best friend to addiction.

  23. Wow, it was hard to read this story. I am sure you have touched many hearts.you’re writing is great, maybe someday I can find the strength and have the talent to write as well as you. I was fortunate and didn’t get hooked up with my ex-husbands drug abuse.I ended up in a normal marriage; which I thank God for every day of my life.

  24. Very thoughtfully written. Thank you.

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