Back in the picture
December 2022 | Remote Communities & Sober Holidays | Special Section

Back in the picture

A holiday drawing shows a newly sober dad how precious his sobriety is to those he loves most

It was late December and my wife and I had been invited by my 6-year-old daughter’s teacher to come to a parent gathering at her elementary school. We were invited to walk to the classroom’s far wall, which was covered in colorful crayon pictures done by each child. The drawings portrayed each child’s family during the holiday of their faith—Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and others.


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