by Sandy Swenson
April 27, 2020

A mother’s love is mighty.

I can’t be with my son; he doesn’t want me. I can’t fix him or his addiction; no matter how many times I tried, it never worked. And he pushed all of my attempts away, anyway. I can let this crush me—or I can find comfort in knowing that he has the power to make it on his own.

A mother’s love is mighty.

From the moment he was born, my son knew true love—in my arms, in my actions, in my words. He felt it, he saw it, he heard it. A force of nature, he knew the loving undercurrent powering his life. He knew it. And he still does. That sort of love doesn’t disappear. He carries it, he wears it, he is better for it (although, he might not even want it). I will hang on to that.

A mother’s love is mighty.

Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever. ~J.K. Rowling

Quoted from the app ‘Readings for Moms of Addicts’ available in the App Store or Google Play. (c) Sandra Swenson.

Dandelion STRONG

“We may often feel fragile, but we are strong. And we are many.
We have the power to overpower the destruction that addiction spreads.”


Sandra Swenson is the author of The Joey Song: A Mother’s Story of Her Son’s Addiction (Central Recovery Press 2014), Tending Dandelions: Honest Meditations for Mothers with Addicted Children (Hazelden 2017), the Readings for Moms of Addicts app (Hazelden 2018), and her blog.

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