One thing that I’ve learned through this whole journey is that taking time to be grateful helps me when I find myself caving in to fear and depression. It’s so hard to do when it feels like my world is collapsing around me, but when I force myself to do it, it always helps. There have been so many times in my life when the Lord has revealed His goodness and mercy to my loved ones and me.
Thanksgiving is tomorrow, so I am making a “gratitude list.” I am thankful for:
- · God’s unfailing love, grace, and mercy. I don’t know where my son or I would be without it.
- · My health.
- · My incredibly supportive husband who has been my rock through many ups and downs.
- · My 3 children, who have each taught me many lessons, in a way that only they could.
- · Each day of my son’s sobriety
- · My spunky 83 year old mom, whose faith, humor, and strength are my inspiration.
- · The privilege of teaching kids, and letting them know they are special and loved.
- · The lessons of trust and faith that I am learning through the nightmare of addiction. Only the Lord can bring good out of incredible evil.
- · The parents of addicts who pour out their hearts and souls in their blogs. You have helped me keep my sanity by sharing your pain, compassion and wisdom. You are all my heroes. God bless each of you.