Saturday, April 23, 2011
Son2 gave me permission to post some of his art work. I don't know if I mentioned, he is an art major in college. A lot of his work has to do with his recovery. Above is a hand made book of his which he was proud to say was recently included in a show. The cover came from a print he made from the early days, it's pretty dark, I don't know if you can see it's a guy without a head. Yeah, much of his early work is dark, those were black days for him. Anyway, the rest of the pages contain print images of "drug" stuff, representing the lost years. It's powerful, and hard for his dad and I to look at, really.
Son2 was here this week again for Group on Friday and a one-on-one appointment with his drug counselor. I was off work for the holiday so I tagged along to check with the Center regarding insurance. I met a few of his group members, and then he invited me to sit in on his one-on-one. I wasn't expecting that, after all that was "his" time and I knew he needed to talk through some stuff. I'm so glad I had that opportunity. I have to say I am so thankful for this counselor, I'll call him "D". 30 years of experience, and the guy surely knows how to get to the meat of it. He doesn't let my son get away with anything. He cuts to the chase, and puts reality right in front of him. The greatest thing is that Son2 is receiving all of that very well. He is open to change, and advice and has a great deal of respect for D. He says he can't BS D, can't fool him, and he likes that. WOW, I think he is growing up... growing... evolving...