Jennifer E. Thomas (j3nny3lf) wrote,
Jennifer E. Thomas
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Paying it forward

On my 40th birthday, just over four years ago, Sam attempted to overdose on his psychiatric medication. Most of you here remember that. It was pretty gritty there for a while.

My friend from #Callahans, ArcMaster, took the bull by its horns and purchased an incredible, heavy duty safe for me to keep all of our household's medications in. That thing turned out to be a lifesaver. On at least one occasion Sam tried like insanity to get into it to OD and couldn't. Thank God. It also kept him out of my painkillers, except when I would forget to lock those back up.

Now one of my closest friends here in Ponder has an addict/suicidal son who keeps stealing her and her daughter's pain management meds.

So today I bought them a safe similar to the one Arc got for me. It should arrive in about 3 days, allowing time for warehouse handling.

It feels good to be able to pay forward such an amazing gift of life as the one Arc gave to our family four years ago.

And I will always have a tender spot in my heart for that good man.
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