I hope you are well and I miss your voice. I miss Brookhaven more than I had imagined I would. I felt restless and ready not to be in an inpatient program – but I miss it daily. I wanted to thank you for your intervention with my parents. As you predicted I am actually doing much better, more independent, moving to the 2nd of 3 phases at court. Learning to solve problems on my own has been tremendously satisfying and the disruption in the torrid family dynamic has done everyone so much good.
You are the one to thank. You saw what was necessary and what would be most beneficial. It has been the shock therapy of sorts that my parents and I needed it in order to make proper use of all I learned at Brookhaven. Thank you for seeing me better than anyone did. Every day on Poncho days, I take a few minutes to send you my love, as well as healing to the new group of women. All of who are so lucky to be in your office with your infinite wisdom and compassion.
Occasionally, someone at my outpatient program or at court will attempt to ask me about “rehab” and draw similarities between my experience and theirs.
In that moment, I have to be gracious, to smile, to nod – because I know Brookhaven was infinitely unique. There is no way to impress on the person the unique, beautiful and loving place I come from.
Thank you for that.