No, Tracy. We love her very much. No one has given up on her completely but it's been hard. And I am well educated in addiction and its horrible grip on one's heart and soul. This is my little girl. Not some junkie I don't know. When I see the worry, fear, and sadness in my grandchildren's eyes....then I do get upset and angry with my daughter. I am only human. I am happy for you and your family that you are clean and I hope it did not take you 25 years to get there.

We attend Al-Anon and Alateen. It's been so many years off and on with her ... it wears on all of us. I love those 2 children so much. I know she wants to be their mom again. Anyway, right now we are sick with worry because we have not heard from her or know where she is for 9 days. I just published this story about an hour ago if you'd read it:

https://2ckpatton.medium.com/no-one-has-heard-from-my-daughter-for-9-days-266fda37f51c?sk=ac6dec0b324b82f40cdcefa76a59c3fc

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