My mother died suddenly in March of this year.
How deeply grateful I am that the last three years of her life, I was sober. I put enormous effort into being a good son, and it was well-received. I flew to Los Angeles every three months for three years, and during those visits, Mom and I resolved lots of issues. She left this earth knowing I'd be alright. And she left me knowing that the past issues truly were resolved. It opened some important spiritual doors, and her spirit visits me frequently.
For many, many years my mother expressed a strong desire to leave my siblings and I a good inheritance. She did this, and it is the gift of her estate that has opened yet many other doors which had previously been unaccessible by me.
This resolve did not come about by simply sitting on my hands: both my mother and I struggled to resolve the issues. It required open minds and forgiving hearts. But we did this, and the outcome is far beyond what anyone would suspect possible, in regards to positive energy.
The flip side of possible outcomes would have been for me to keep drinking, fostering resentments and being ugly.
I am so grateful it didn't turn out that way. And I express deep gratitude to those of you who participated in this thread (and PMs). By sharing this experience, we ALL healed a little further toward Love.
Last edited by royster; 11-22-2011 at 07:02 PM.