June 21, 2017
“Nine Lives: The Heartbreak of Addiction”: a message of hope and inspiration from a mother who bares her soul with the devastating emotional truths of her son’s battle with this intractable disease. “Nine Lives: The Heartbreak of Addiction” is the creation of published author J. A. Reed, a freelance writer, mother, and grandmother who lives in upstate New York with her husband and enjoys boating, yoga, dancing, and writing poetry.
“I am simply a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who has gone through a life-changing event. I felt a need for reflection—a need to take a closer look at the past and to understand how we got to this inconceivable place. In doing so, I believe my quest has become thought-provoking and inspirational. It has become a message of hope, not only for myself and my family but for anyone who has gone through, or is going through, a similar experience.
This journey into the past has been part of my grieving process, and an even bigger part of my healing process. It was like reliving it all: the sweet innocent early years filled with dreams and promise, the challenging bitter season of doubt and fear, and finally the ultimate heartbreak.
Unfortunately, we can’t really relive life. We can’t do it over. We can’t change what is done. We can only hopefully learn from it, seek some kind of resolve, and come to terms with what has happened. We need to do that to move forward and embrace this precious gift called life.
I lost my only son, Adam, three years ago in a tragic accident; although, you could say we lost him many years earlier when he lost himself to the perilous world of drug addiction.” -J. A. Reed
Published by Christian Faith Publishing, J. A. Reed‘s new book is a heartbreaking yet inspiring memoir of hope to anyone who…