A Mother’s Day Wish
May 2024 | How the Steps Changed My Life | Our Personal Stories

A Mother’s Day Wish

After years of heartache and regret, she found the son her drinking took away

Two years before I got to AA, I gave birth to a baby boy. He was beautiful and healthy, but I was not so beautiful or ready to take on the responsibility of raising a child. I gave him away. Before leaving the hospital, I had the nurse unwrap my son from his blanket so I could see his fingers and toes. I just knew I couldn’t hold him because I would never let him go. I left the hospital without a tear. I held it in to not show my parents or others how broken my heart was. Instead, I buried my feelings in alcohol. 


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