My son Christopher died of heroin addiction, which he battled for years on and off. A disease known to all too many, whether young, old, wealthy or poor, it does not discriminate.
Rehab and sober houses became a short fix. He was clean for three years and we all felt he was on his way to the life we always wanted for him.
He had a new job he loved, so many friends, new car, the list goes on.
It took only one day and it all came to an end. Recovery is a day to day struggle whether on Suboxone or Methadone. The evil hides in the back of your mind waiting for the chance to strike yet again.
We tried for years to save him from this horrific disease to no avail.
The pain of a broken heart and emptiness everyday will be with us for the rest of our lives.
Christopher is the shining light in our world that will never go dim. There are no words to describe our love for him.
Rest in Peace our beautiful son until we see you again.