The Weeknd is a famous Canadian entertainer and I had the awesome privilege of meeting his mother, Samra. Even though I had little knowledge of The Weeknd, I was thrilled! The young people around me were his relatives and they were very excited too. They played several of his songs. Turns out I had heard “Star Boy”. I like the song. It has a catchy beat.
The room was full of happiness and I was enthusiastically swept- up in the joy.
A few days later I was overcome with sorrow as I sat at the funeral of a friend's daughter I wear many hats: Pediatrician, sleep specialist, medical missionary, minister's wife and mother Mother is my favorite. I’m honored that children and young adults claim me as their second mom. With their biological parents, I’ve had the privilege of watching children blossom into adults. With deep regret, I have also witnessed some children suffer the consequences of unwise decisions. However, nothing, not even the fellowship of motherhood, prepares one for the lost of a child.
I wrote this book to help parents, teens and young adults struggling with addiction. I provide you with signs and symptoms and insight on how to approach teen addiction. I hope my newest book decreases deaths causes by drug overdose.