Mother Load: A Memoir of Addiction, Gun Violence & Finding a Life of Purpose

Mother Load: A Memoir of Addiction, Gun Violence & Finding a Life of Purpose - Wendy Adamson

Mother Load: A Memoir of Addiction, Gun Violence & Finding a Life of Purpose


It never should have happened. That's what Wendy Adamson thought as she sat handcuffed in the back seat of a squad car. In fact, Wendy could vaguely remember a time when she had dreams of making a difference in the world. So how was it that her life had gotten so far off track? Follow the journey of a devoted wife and little league mom from falling down the rabbit hole of methamphetamine addiction and gun violence through the selfless act that would lead to saving her own life through sobriety.

This is a story about Wendy's undoing, and the long and delicate reassembly it would take to put her life back together again, a life that is beyond just existing, but a continuous celebration of all things living. Because when you stand on the precipice of addiction, the only way to survive the jump is to live each day like you may never have another. Living becomes the ultimate privilege. Motherhood becomes the ultimate gift, and Wendy knows that the only way to keep what she has is to continue to give it away.

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It never should have happened. That's what Wendy Adamson thought as she sat handcuffed in the back seat of a squad car. In fact, Wendy could vaguely remember a time when she had dreams of making a difference in the world. So how was it that her life had gotten so far off track? Follow the journey of a devoted wife and little league mom from falling down the rabbit hole of methamphetamine addiction and gun violence through the selfless act that would lead to saving her own life through sobriety.

This is a story about Wendy's undoing, and the long and delicate reassembly it would take to put her life back together again, a life that is beyond just existing, but a continuous celebration of all things living. Because when you stand on the precipice of addiction, the only way to survive the jump is to live each day like you may never have another. Living becomes the ultimate privilege. Motherhood becomes the ultimate gift, and Wendy knows that the only way to keep what she has is to continue to give it away.

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