You hear the commotion and come down two steps,
you wish you could live someplace else.
Your parents are fighting and Daddy is drinking and at these times
he isn’t himself.
You tip-toe around and don’t fight with your brother. You don’t want to get Dad upset.
And Mommy is sad and you need her so much, but she just has nothing for you left.
You think that if only you were a bit better, he’d love you and stop this today.
If you could just be a bit more perfect, everything would be okay.
But I’m here to tell you, dear child of God, you never did anything wrong.
You are a human, you make your mistakes, but you are God’s own sweet song.
Your parents are here to teach you, and you are here to teach them.
Remember the hurt and when you have children, don’t ever do this to them.
Your Daddy and Mommy do love you. They’re just scared and sad and lost.
If they knew how they would protect you. They’d do it at any cost.
Now God can take any pain or mistake and use it to further love’s course.
You can’t change where you come from, but the future is your to endorse.
When you are making decisions, two voices you will hear. One will bring you joy,the
other will bring you fear.
Be silent and listen to love’s still voice. Know you are never alone. When the world is feeling crazy, you are never far from your true home.
You will survive this and you will bloom. You are never really lost.
For it is written in eternity, you are God’s perfect thought.
* I wrote the above in 2004. I envision it as a children's book, to be given to kids in families dealing with addiction. It is what I wish someone had said to me. For the illustrations I picture an angel talking to a child. It is of course, inspired by my study of A Course In Miracles.