I guess I can tie in some of the personal events with current events facing the nation today. When I last posted on my blog I was happily married, 4 children, two of which were mine. I still love them all as they are mine. A home that was paid for, all the nice new toys and gadgets and appliances. Two nice vehicles. Life was good.
Around the time of my last post in Feb 2013. I noticed things changing at home. Money was getting tight, things were dissapearing right and left. Alot of arguing going on. Never being around drugs in my life I didn't recognize the signs. It soon came out that my wife was addicted to Vicoden. By this point we had already split up. I moved in with my parents, hoping to reconcile things at home. Took her to get help numerous times. After I left and money got tighter for her, she turned to Heroin, this made things so much worse. I watched as our house was emptied little by little. First the washer and dryer were sold, the tv's. Even the stove and fridge. I finally lost all hope and filed for divorce and full custody of my boys.
As I read and talk to others, I have found that my situation is not so unusual. It's happening around the country and no one seems to be immune. As we debate and argue over things like pizza companies in Indiana I can't help but wonder, is any of that important when so many lives are being destroyed by drugs in this country? Shouldn't a plan of action on Heroin outweigh such petty things? How much money does this nation lose every day to drugs? How many lives torn apart and ended? I would like to personally call on all politicians at all levels of government to make more of an effort.