Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Meth: The Scourge of Parenthood

I hope you all have enjoyed a wonderful Christmas with your families. I sure have, which is why there have been fewer posts than normal lately.

Families are such a blessing, but methamphetamine can destroy so much of these blessings. The Denver Post reports that in Colorado 80 percent of the cases where authorities consider taking children from their parents involve the drug.

The same article (here) details the heartbreak that comes when a meth-addicted parent abandons a child. It's an excellent story and I hope you'll click-through and read it all. Here's a preview:

Before she left, 18-year-old Samantha Zeller stole across the silence of a suburban home and taped a note to her mother's bedroom door.

"I love you, don't worry," she wrote. When Rhonda Zeller awoke, she found her daughter had left something else behind: her 1-year-old son.

Samantha reappeared the day he turned 2, only to walk out again while the birthday boy cried for his mother to stay.

Each time she left, he would stand at the door screaming, "Mommy, no, don't go, please don't go." She would go anyway.

"That's when I knew how horrible this drug must be," Rhonda said. "She loved him more than life."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good comments. But, I do not agree with most of them. People sure have a lot of time on their hands.