Welcome to Kristin’s House

Welcome Home Kristin đź’š May your new house be filled with love, happiness and healing energy, and may every woman who walks through the door find her way to a beautiful life of recovery. Being able to provide women with safe places to live, where they can get their lives back, is such a humbling experience. I am so honored to be trusted to carry out Rob’s purpose. He continues to live on every day through helping others. Chris, you … Read More

Kristin’s New House

I have worked very hard over the past couple of months to have faith that an extremely difficult situation would work out. This situation has tested my faith in my purpose, and it has brought my grief to the raw surface. Although I am still very emotional, Rob has once again showed me that he is closing one door so that he can move me to where I am meant to be. Unfortunately, the journey of opening a new door … Read More

Sharing my story of hope…

Marwan, Thank you for coming to Reclaiming My Life yesterday afternoon. It is so important to bring awareness and attention to the disease of addiction. You did this by allowing the women to share their stories in a safe place that they call home. I am so proud of these women, and they give me so much more than I could ever give to them. It has been a while since I have shared the day that Rob died. While … Read More

Rob’s Forever Home

It took me a very long time to get this done, and no one should ever have to do this.. Certain things make Rob’s death feel so much more final, painful and real. I have done a lot of thinking over the years as to what I wanted Robert’s forever home to look like. When I opened my package today and saw this, it made my heart break. I think about holding Robert in my arms, on the day he … Read More

We Bought Rob’s House

A little over five years ago, Tim, Brittney, Bob and I met. They asked me if I would be interested in opening a women’s sober home. Bob, who was retired from the Sheriff’s department, had a townhouse in Westminster. He wanted to help our community, and he offered me his rental to be used as a sober home. I had started Rising Above Addiction two years earlier, yet had no idea what sober living was. Tim and Brittney assured me … Read More

There is no coming back from losing a child.

I often post about all of the gifts that Rob brings to me; there are too many to count. However, it is difficult for me to talk about the pain. Last Thursday, I spoke at Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church’s recovery service. There were many people there who were struggling to get their lives back. I found myself feeling safe enough to get vulnerable. I talked about the pain…. There is no coming back from losing a child. I’ve been … Read More

Drug Overdose Takes Another Life

Liz, I remember sitting at the kitchen table with you, at Rob’s house. You were struggling and starting to travel down the road of relapse. We confronted you, and we gave you the opportunity redirect. You chose to leave the house instead. I can picture us talking at the table, and I am wondering if there was something else we could have said to change your mind. It is one of the most difficult things to watch someone walk out … Read More

A tattoo reminder, dedicated to Rob

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I don’t know what to say, and I cannot describe how I am feeling right now. I am so humbled. Every time I am feeling down, wondering why and struggling to find meaning, I am reminded… how much my beautiful son Rob is loved, honored and a part of helping people to reclaim their lives. Missy, this is incredible! I love it, and I love you. I am so proud of you, and I am honored that you chose Rob’s … Read More

A trip between sober homes…

Rob, thank for the gifts of today. Valerie and I got to help Nicholle this morning. I got to be at your house. The weather was absolutely beautiful. I got to put on shorts and a tank top, and do a long run, starting from your house. I even got to run by Kristin’s house. It made me very aware of how your death has given birth to the most beautiful thing ever… recovery for so many!!! I love you … Read More

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