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Girls Mom May Come Home From Drug Rehab At Christmas

Sarah, a fictitious 9 year old girl, learns that her mom could be coming home from drug rehab before Christmas.  Her mom has been drug rehab for prescription drug addiction for several weeks now.

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Girl Happy To See Mom Despite Drug Addiciton

Girl Wants To See Mom

Mom wrote me another letter and I just got it today in the mailbox.  I haven’t gotten too many letters from her, but I’m keeping each one and looking at them every day, because she keeps telling me what she’s doing at her drug rehab place thingy. 

Today her letter is pretty short because she’s already told me some things before.  But today I got the best news ever!  She said she might be coming home before Christmas.  Wow – that would be great!!  And that’s been my Christmas wish I’ve wanted the most, just to have her home here with us. 

In her letter she said she wasn’t sure and wasn’t going to promise that, but she was thinking she’d be ready by then.  Her doctor and the counselor people at her drug rehab place there are going to see if they can help her be finished in time.  Which I know, she said she can’t promise it and if she needs to stay she’d have to do it.  But I’m really hoping she’s done then.

Family Helps Daughter Who Misses Mom at Drug Rehab

My grandma has come out to stay with me, mostly because she knows how much I’m missing my mommy.  When mommy was first gone, I could sleep very well.  I kept getting up at night and my brain just kept thinking and thinking and thinking, and then I’d get sad. 

Usually I’d go into Mommy and Daddy’s room to see if she came back and I didn’t know it, but she didn’t.  Then I was really tired during the day because I didn’t hardly sleep much.  So that’s when my grandma came out, to sleep nearby me so I wouldn’t be so lonely in the night.

Mom Gone at Drug Rehab Daughter Can’t Sleep

Actually, I was sometimes up in the night even when Mommy was here.  I’d sneak into her bedroom and just kinda hold her hand when she was sleeping.  It made me sad because I couldn’t help her be better, but I just wanted to hold her hand sometimes.  I was pretty tired in school those times too. 

But now I’m sort of better because my grandma is here.  My daddy needs to sleep because he works all day, and I see him after school.  I have supper with him and he comes to my soccer games.  He used to be up with me sometimes when Mommy was still home.  But now my grandma helps me if I can’t sleep.

Sarah Looks For Christmas Reunion

But all I can think about now is Mommy coming home for Christmas.  I really really want her home right now, but I also really want her to be better, so I guess she still has to be at her drug rehab place for a while.  Grandma said she’d help me to make a sign for Mommy and clean the house and have a really nice Christmas for her at home.  That would make me really happy.  And I want to see her being happy too.

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