Most PHP parents attend one of our support groups for a year or perhaps a little longer. Sometimes they feel the situation is under control and they don’t feel the need to come any more. Sometimes there is a change in their lives – a new job, a new baby, moving to another town – that makes coming to group no longer possible. So we don’t usually get to know the children of parents who come to group very well. Rarely do we watch them grow up. But every so often a parent stays with PHP for a very long time and we get to see how their child turns out. And when the child of a parent member grows up and sends us poem to publish, it’s a very special event.
The poem below is by Brianna Dalton, a 20 year student at Regis College. We are so grateful that we were able to help Brianna’s mother get through the tough times so that Brianna could grow up to be the young lady that she has become.
Thank you, Brianna, for sharing your poem with us.