So, I got pulled over this morning. I knew it was coming after all my plates expired in October. My addicted daughter had decided that the cash I had to pay the rent was hers so I had to scrape together what I could to pay. (I truly hate that my landlord insists on cash), so I couldn’t renew my registration.

The officer comes to my window and as I’m digging out my license, he asks me “is there any particular reason this hasn’t been done yet?” I blurt out yeah “crystal meth” then tears start to fall. “Excuse me, are you on meth?” No, I eek out and I tell him the whole damn story. That I’m still behind on my rent now, that I had to make Christmas happen for my little grandson because he deserves it and it’s not his fault his mother does these things. I’m not even sure exactly all that I said.

By the end of my rant, this compassionate deputy was holding my hand and just listening. He told me how sorry he was that our family was going through this. He did give me a written warning because he did pull me over and they are not allowed to give verbal warnings.

He was so kind and understanding, makes me wonder if he has personal experience. He suggested Alanon and then before departing he reminded me “Miss, remember your daughter is an adult and none of this is your fault”. I will never forget the compassion of this young man. – Anon

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