Losing Jonathan

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Spinner Publications, 2003 - Family & Relationships - 207 pages
When Bob and Linda Waxler received a phone call warning them their beloved and accomplished son Jonathan was taking heroin, they began a journey that took them through the detox hospitals and halfway houses of America. But the second call a year later, from the medical examiner in San Francisco, informing them that Jonathan had died, plunged them into the deep darkness--a long, lonely journey into the center of themselves. Their task was to survive in a world that would never again be the same, and they did survive and even triumph, incorporating Jonathan into their lives not as a lost son, but as a living spirit who is with them in a new way.
 

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Contents

Introduction
10
The Sparkler
18
Washington and the Fir Trees
25
Heroin
32
A Terrible Virus
43
AA Books Telephones and the Health Community
51
Part THREE
81
Funeral
112
The Classroom
154
Reading Writing and Arithmetic
161
A Shock of Recognition
167
A Practical Application
174
A New Home and a Family Reframed
180
A Survival
188
Spots of Time
194
Copyright

Cowboy Jonathan Remembered
148

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