We watched as a woman completely unraveled at the seams and fell apart.
We were powerless over changing her course.
We looked on as she passed into a place where no human power could relieve her suffering.
We saw how quickly the drink takes over the alcoholic- from boisterous and loud, to paranoid and delusional, to angry and combative, to remorseful and depressed.
We were powerless and all of our love could not change the reality of her situation.
Instead, we kept her safe.
Today, we pick up the pieces.
We stand by our friend and ask for help from a Power Greater than ourselves.