I know it is true recovery because it has hurt as much as it has healed.
I am free from all the burdens I have had and all the sinning I have done. I don’t have to really have anything but the Lord, but right now I have a lot.
Life today is amazing; it’s more than what I expected. I know that I need Him, period. I need Him and my children need me. I need to do something better for my life and for my children. I need to figure out the path I want my children to go on. I don’t want them to go the same way I went. With the help of the Lord I am going to raise these children.
Chris really helps me to think about things differently. He helps me to buy out of things that aren’t good and buy into things that help me become a better Christian. I now know that God has forgiven all my sin and has made me a new person.
Living the Christian life is not easy when you do what you are supposed to do… love your brother. I’m gaining more understanding. Each day I think I’m fixed, and I believe I am but each day things come to light. I’m happy with my life right now. I never, ever saw myself back sober again.
January starts a new year for me and it’s going to be, I feel, probably the best year of my life because I am starting a new year with Christ in my life. I can’t imagine it without Him—the things I’ve learned and how I feel and how much easier it is to deal with stuff instead of running from stuff.
Program wasn’t always easy there were a few times that I wanted to just quit and run away, but instead I turned to God and gained the strength to finish program. During my year in program I was able to deal with some of my core issues, which included people pleasing. Now I realize that I don’t need to fit in I just need to be who I am.
I knew I needed something different. I have been in counseling many times but I can honestly say that this is the best program I have ever been in. It’s great, not just because the price is free, but because the people genuinely care. I’m learning now that I never have to be on supervision again, or go to court. Before [I felt like] it was just a matter of time before I got in trouble again. I am a child of God now and I know that I don’t have to do the things I used to do.