The one card meant a lot to me. It was hand made with a heart and 2 hands holding it. It said:
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY KEL_BELL! I love you very much! I just want you to know how blessed I am to have a Mother like you. You have always showed me unconditional love despite all the hell I put you through, and your support throughout my recovery is what gets me through. Mom, I am sorry for all the years I wasted blinded by addiction, but, I am hopeful for the years to come finally be able to be the daughter you deserve. I cherish our relationship deeply and I look up to / respect you for what a huge heart you have. Mom, words do not express what a wonderful mother you are and how grateful I am. Thank you for all you do, I know it has not been easy. Love you, hearts Emily.
I have a hard time with this.. for several reasons.. it makes me sad what addiction does to families. It makes me sad to think of all the Mother's Days and holidays that have been ruined by addiction. I feel heartbroken for all the Mom's out there whose kids are not in recovery and are still going through what I went through for many years. I wish I could do something more to help them.