A couple weeks ago, I shared a blog post on my Facebook page about moms who use marijuana that sparked quite the debate. One of my readers felt very strongly about the issue and sent me a private message sharing her thoughts. I want to share that with you here.
I want to be clear that I am not endorsing, approving, or judging this mom. I’m just sharing her story because I don’t think it’s one that many people are willing to admit to out loud.
Her identity has been removed to respect her request for privacy, the rest is posted exactly as I received it (with her permission to share).
I am a single mom, I have 4 kids two teens 18, and 17 then two more which are 8 and 3.
I am sending this to you in the hopes that you would post this anonymously I am going with a bitter child custody with a man who abused me and our kids for years. So I ask if you can post this cause I just can’t have my name on it.
My last dr visit I uped the pain meds intake, I take one of the highest of percect that a person can take, along with a nerve pill and muscle relaxer. Why? I have Fibromyagia. I try not to take in the say time because of my young kids but of late flare up have been so bad I can’t stand it I cry out in pain.
My kids can no longer hug me because of the pain. I tend to pass on going to the park do to pain in walking. So what do I do, I load up on my legal amount of meds sit in bed and play card games and red books and on bad days we watch a movie.
Does this make me a bad mom I think not. Does it mean I don’t care no. I would never drink around them. I give them care Thank God I have my teens who help me on bad days. I begged my doctor for help. I am sick of taking pills help me plz.
She told me go get your hemp card. What! I looked at her cause she has a son fighting weed addiction and she wants me to get it. I was really thrown a curve ball…… I kept think omg I can’t smoke I have young kids, you don’t have to you can eat a product, she told me, its so much more natural on your body and doesn’t kill your liver as theses “pills” have started to do.
I have been thinking about. The only down side I see for me is the munches I don’t want to gain weight. What if I had cancer and need to take it for that. I see so many of yall saying that you wouldn’t take it, but what if you sit down in the night after kids are in bed and drink 2 glasses of wine and then something happens and you had to rush a kid to the er would that make you a bad parent? What if you have ms and you have to take meds for that. Does it make you a bad parent?
I wants my 3yr old to hug me again instead of telling him he can’t cause him touching me hurts……..
My heart goes out to anyone that feels this way. I can’t imagine the incredible pressure people must feel when they have to choose between what they feel is right and what they feel they must do in order to function in their lives.
What Do You Think?