Cindy "Love You Forever"
"It wasn’t until Michael was about 20 that he had to have surgery on his shoulder. He was prescribed pain pills that he took over the next five months. I didn’t realize at the time that this was the beginning of his own long battle with drugs.
Over the next couple of years I saw the signs, but didn’t know how to help him. He was so good at hiding and I was so good at denial.
The very next weekend after Michael was arrested for drug possession, I received a call from my other son, Steven. He had been having some medical issues, although we had no idea that they were serious. He was crying and saying that they found cancer spots on his liver, pancreas and bones.
During this time, I had so many people tell me that they were sorry and that they couldn’t believe we had to go through this. At this point it came to me—why do we ask why? We only ask "Why?" when we are dealt with something we don’t like. I never asked why I was so lucky to have healthy kids and a good job. So I decided “why?” wasn’t going to be a question anymore."
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