Lee Woodruff is the life and family contributor for ABC’s Good Morning America and the author of In an Instant: A Family's Journey of Love and Healing and Perfectly Imperfect.

Five years after Lee Woodruff’s ABC News anchor husband, Bob, was hit by a bomb in Iraq, he has experienced a miraculous outcome, and the pair now devote themselves to talking with families about brain injury and recovery. She offers some words of advice to Giffords’ family—and to the media.

I used to feel superior to moms whose teens drank behind their backs. Then my own children reached high school and I developed my own perfectly imperfect alcohol policy.