Quotes Mothers DayTo moms who inspire us

Moms who inspire us are not perfect in every but they all offer special gifts that we can appreciate

Moms who inspire us may not have the talent for every aspect of mothering. My mom, for example, forgot to instruct me in many important ways, like valuing myself. So my self esteem is not what it could be. If you don’t value and love yourself, you may not know real or fake love when you experience it. But my mom was great in many other ways that made me a good person. The things I value about myself I learned from her. I lost my mom when I was a very young woman. I had to raise my children without a grandmother to spoils and adore them.

But my mom’s values, her caring for people, and her work for the causes she believed in were passed on to me. I passed those on to my children. We are me, and we are her. Moms can be inspiring even when they are not the mothers we wished for.

If you are impacted by a mom’s substance use disorder, you can find help to heal. If you are a mom whose child is suffering from substance use disorder, it’s not your fault. And things can get better.


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Leslie Glass

Leslie Glass became a recovery advocate and co-founder of Reach Out Recovery in 2011, encouraged by her daughter Lindsey who had struggled with substances as a teen and young adult. Learning how to manage the family disease of addiction with no roadmap to follow inspired the mother and daughter to create Reach Out Recovery's website to help others experiencing the same life-threatening problems. Together they produced the the 2016 ASAM Media Award winning documentary, The Secret World of Recovery, and the teen prevention documentary, The Silent Majority, distributed by American Public Television. In her career, Leslie has worked in advertising, publishing, and magazines as a writer of both fiction and non fiction. She is the author of 9 bestselling crime novels, featuring NYPD Dt.Sgt. April Woo. Leslie has has served as a Public Member of the Middle States Commission of Higher Education and as a Trustee of the New York City Police Foundation. For from 1990 to 2017, Leslie was the Trustee of the Leslie Glass Foundation. Leslie is a proud member of Rotary International.

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