Wednesday, December 11, 2013
NINE MONTHS SOBER
by Tamera Lawrence
My name is Jon. For 9 months I’ve been sober, or maybe not quite. There was a time when I had to detox from the opiates I was addicted too. I was given morphine to help me with the withdrawal symptoms. My hands would tremble. I didn’t want to eat. My reflexes were slow. I had trouble sleeping. In the hospital I needed to stay in a dimly lit environment. I was cranky. Noise bothered me. I didn’t understand what my body was going through. I just knew I didn’t feel good. So I would arch my back and scream in frustration. Even the arms that tried to hold me through my bad days brought me little peace. But in time I started to feel better. I even learned to smile,
My name is Jon and today I am nine months old. Today I am nine months sober.
Babies are born every day to drug addicted mothers. If you are pregnant, please seek medical help so that your baby can have the best possible chance for survival. Don’t lie to the people who only have you and your baby’s best interest at heart. Don’t let your child suffer because of bad choices. Take the first step and get help. You have nine months to give your baby the best chance for a healthy beginning.
Don’t make the same mistakes his mother made.
If Jon can get sober, can’t you? Isn't your baby worth it?
Monday, December 2, 2013
The Color of Home by Rich Marcello
Nick Satterborn is on a mission. He is mesmerized by the beautiful, elusive Sassa Vikander, determined to get into her head and find out what makes her tick. Determination pays off when Sassa is slowly exposed piece by piece as Nick falls fast in love with her and the two finally move in together. Although the currents that bind them run deep, Sassa has scars, not only physically from a car accident but deep in her expressive soul. But Nick’s determination to find a way to make the relationship last keeps him preoccupied with seeds of doubt. Will their love survive over the test of time? Or can true love prevail in a world that all too often calls it quits?
The Color of Home by Rich Marcello is a captivating love story between soul mates destined to live together as one. Good food, wine and music are abundant in this heart felt tale set in New York. The author did a great job of digging into the heart and souls of his characters and bringing them to life. Also compelling is the atmosphere in which they find one another and the deep seated conversations that bind the gaps between the pair. The Color of Home is an ideal love story that takes a reader far from the physical aspects of a relationship and instead brings into play the love that truly binds those who were meant to be. A good read by a talented writer.
Reviewed By: Author Tamera Lawrence