This silly picture of Nathan and me showed up as a ‘memory’ on facebook. It’s from three years ago when he was six months into his treatment for addiction at Venture in Barrie, Ontario and we had a weekend visit. We were wandering around town and happened into an event where photographer Jennifer Klementti was snapping these staged shots. Perhaps now the picture could be seen as an allegory for my treatment!

What a strong kid Nathan was to get through all that at just sixteen!! Knowing he could come out of nine months of a challenging treatment program with such a solid sense of who he is and how he wanted to live, and then maintain complete sobriety through three years of college (he graduates in just a few weeks!), gives me great confidence that he will be strong enough to get through losing his mom and any other challenge life might throw at him in the years to come. You can’t imagine how proud I am of him! You can follow his incredibly impressive circus accomplishments at Nathan Briscoe or Max & Briscoe.


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