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post #391 of 414
Wow, what a great story. Thank you (and your hubby) for having such a big heart and helping!! The world truly needs more people like you.
post #392 of 414
I was just thinking about this a few days ago. Having heard no news, I imagined things were not good.

I am really glad that things are going alright right now. I know this is not exactly what most parents would hope for their children, but if she is happy where she is, that's what really matters.

Thank you for helping her. I hope that things continue to go well for her, and for you.

post #393 of 414
Thanks for the update, Laurie. I, too, think of Naomi, and of all your efforts on her behalf, and I'm glad that she is in a good situation now, even if bittersweet. You guys have such big
post #394 of 414
Thanks for the update!

I'm so glad to hear that she is off the streets and in a safe place and that she seems happy. It's too bad that safe place couldn't have been in your home with the both of you. But the important thing is that she is safe and loved.

I agree, you and your DH have big hearts!
post #395 of 414
I had wondered about Naomi several times while reading your other posts. I am sorry I have not had the time to read the whole thead, but I am very glad things have turned around for her.
Now we all need to muster up a whole bunch of vibes for her to continue doing well, Gary's health to improve, and for you for being there for both of them. It takes a truly kindhearted person to have the strength to do that.
post #396 of 414
Awww Laurie, what a wonderful thing that she is no longer on the streets
post #397 of 414
Thank you for the update Laurie...
Your caring heart has made a difference.
Naomi
post #398 of 414
Laurie, what a great update! This really warms my heart:
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Originally Posted by LDG
But she's safe, relatively happy, and dope free. So I guess she really did want to change her life.
Even though she's not at home with you and Gary, I'm sure this is everything you wished for her. I think of her often and wonder how things are going with her.
post #399 of 414
That's a great update! I'm sorry to hear she's struggling with mental illness like that, but it sounds like she is in the best place to care for her there. I'm so happy to hear her progress!
post #400 of 414
Thanks for the update Laurie! Although it is not all that you had hoped for, you definitely accomplished a sea change in her life, and definitely for the better! Even though she doesn't live with you and Gary, you have done as much as any parents would or could do! I'm sure there was a time when you despaired ever getting her off the street, and clean. That has happened, and she's safe, and she's happy...it's probably a life she never imagined she could have.
post #401 of 414
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Thank you for the update Laurie...
Your caring heart has made a difference.
Naomi
You & Gary have made a world of difference in her life, and I know she is forever greatful for that

Keep us updated, Laurie
post #402 of 414
Thats such good news Laurie, you guys saved her
post #403 of 414
Thread Starter 
I really can't thank everyone enough for thinking about Naomi and caring what happens to her! That in and of itself is a world apart from where she was. !!!!!!



Laurie
post #404 of 414
I just echo what everybody else has said here Laurie. It's great to hear such a positive update on Naomi. Even though she is not at home with you and Gary, the difference that you have made to her life is incredible. She was battling the mental illness anyway - but at least now she is dealing with it in a caring and supportive environment, free of dope. You are both truly wonderful

Continued good vibes for Naomi's sustained progress in her new community.
post #405 of 414
wow so I just read 34 pages of a threat over the past 3 hours. Well I skimmed some. But I just want to say for taking such great care of someone society had forgotten about. You are truly an Angel!
And its a great thing that you found her a safe place where she is happy! Kudos to you for that!
post #406 of 414
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wow so I just read 34 pages of a threat over the past 3 hours. Well I skimmed some. But I just want to say for taking such great care of someone society had forgotten about. You are truly an Angel!
And its a great thing that you found her a safe place where she is happy! Kudos to you for that!

same here, i cried in the beginning , and became happy towards the end.
i hope the best for you and your new family!
post #407 of 414
By the way, I read a really good book written by Kurt Vonnegut's son (Mark, I think?), who suffered/suffers from schizophrenia, and it was very eye-opening.
post #408 of 414
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by capt_jordi View Post
wow so I just read 34 pages of a threat over the past 3 hours. Well I skimmed some. But I just want to say for taking such great care of someone society had forgotten about. You are truly an Angel!
And its a great thing that you found her a safe place where she is happy! Kudos to you for that!
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same here, i cried in the beginning , and became happy towards the end.
i hope the best for you and your new family!
Wow - I can't believe you took the time to do that! It is quite a story - and this is only a teeney part of it! Thanks for the time - and the good thoughts.

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Originally Posted by kluchetta View Post
By the way, I read a really good book written by Kurt Vonnegut's son (Mark, I think?), who suffered/suffers from schizophrenia, and it was very eye-opening.
I seem to spend most of my free time (and stealing time I shouldn't again) on TCS these days. But I'll have to look into this. Thanks for posting about it.

Laurie
post #409 of 414
Laurie ~ I haven't been here in ages but I stumbled across this thread. I am in awe of both you and Gary. Naomi was definitely meant to cross paths with you and she is where she is because of both of you. She is safe.

God bless her and keep her safe. Her picture is worth a thousand words and those eyes are a telltale sign of her life.

I was reading all the posts and reading your replies. I miss you.

Please take care and I hope all is well with Gary.

I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

(((hugs)))
post #410 of 414
Aww sweetie, thankyou for the update! I think of you guys often and have really been praying for Naomi. I am soo glad that she is safe, happy, and getting the help that she needs- what a blessing!!! I hope that things continue to improve for her and she is able to get her life on track...she's got a long road ahead of her- but with you and your wonderful husband by her side- i have no doubt she'll trive God bless you guys for being the wonderful parents that this girl has always needed!
post #411 of 414
Very good news for this time of year! A peaceful and joyous 2008 be yours and hers.
post #412 of 414
Thread Starter 
Thanks, again so much for all your thoughts, prayers, good wishes and vibes for Naomi. It really means so much to us.

I really had to share this, because it's just too cute. My birthday was Sunday, and a birthday present arrived from Naomi this morning - how sweet is that? She sent me a Miss Kitty little metal pencil case (she loves Miss Kitty stuff).

I guess she really is stuck at about age 11.

Gary and I are thinking about taking the cats and the RV up to VT in April or May if we can manage it. He won't fly - and though it's the right place for her, sometimes it's just so unbearably sad that she's so far away.

to all,

Laurie
post #413 of 414
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Thanks, again so much for all your thoughts, prayers, good wishes and vibes for Naomi. It really means so much to us.

I really had to share this, because it's just too cute. My birthday was Sunday, and a birthday present arrived from Naomi this morning - how sweet is that? She sent me a Miss Kitty little metal pencil case (she loves Miss Kitty stuff).

I guess she really is stuck at about age 11.

Gary and I are thinking about taking the cats and the RV up to VT in April or May if we can manage it. He won't fly - and though it's the right place for her, sometimes it's just so unbearably sad that she's so far away.

to all,

Laurie
I am so glad to hear that Naomi is thriving there. I read this thread a while ago and just went through all the updates.

My cousin passed away in 2004 from an overdose of OxyContin, and she was just 22 years old and left behind her 2 year-old son, and your story gives me hope that not all addicts end up the same way.

Naomi is really lucky to have you and Gary, even if you don't see it as luck.
post #414 of 414
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Naomi is really lucky to have you and Gary, even if you don't see it as luck.
Luck, fate, Universal Will, God's Will..... whatever it is, I feel blessed to have her in our lives, and I do believe everything happens for a reason.

I'm so sorry to hear about your cousin. There are just so many teens that get hooked on this stuff, it's scary. A friend of ours has a son who's girlfriend just became a paraplegic because she was driving on Oxycontin. (Thankfully his son wasn't lying - he tested clean for drugs). It's a horrible drug.

Gary has to see a pain management specialist because of the intense and severe pain that he suffers all day, every day for two years now. The doc tried OxyFast on him (oxycontin in liquid form and immediate release, not extended release like almost all pills of any narcotic are). It didn't help with the pain at all - but got him higher than a kite. Gary took the bottle back and told him he didn't want it. I remember when he first tried it - he looked at me and said "I understand why so many people get hooked on this stuff so fast." It was really scary.



Laurie
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