Safe place?

15 08 2009

Alcoholism has had a devastating impact on my life. Before I ever picked up my first drink I was tormented by my mother’s alcoholism.  I am so blessed to have the life I have now. Alcohol no longer rules my life. Unfortunately, it still has an impact on some of the decisions I have to make from time to time.

Some of the safe places in my life are changing. I am praying hard and trying to understand.

This I know:

  • Alcohol is a poison to my life.
  • It will always be a weakness that I must guard against.
  • Some people can drink in moderation.
  • I am not one of those people.
  • God did not deliver me from a life of addiction so I could drink responsibly.
  • AA meetings are a safe place for me.
  • God is always my refuge in time of trouble.
  • If I diligently seek Him, I will find Him.
  • He has my answers. He has the plan for my life.
  • I always land in the right place when I turn my life and my will over to His care.

For the record:

I have forgiven both of my parents for anything they may have done to affect my life in a negative manner. My father and I had it all sorted out before he passed away. He knew that I loved him.

My mother and I were best friends and she spent the last 12 years of her life sober. She was a great mother to me in her sobriety and I loved her very much.



One response

12 03 2010
My family's journey to recovery.

So nice to hear that there is light at the end of the tunnel, and God can save us from anything. My family is going through the beginnings of this journey together. God bless you for sharing your struggles with others.


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