Freedom from alcoholism, overeating, drugs, pornography... is a beautiful thing. It is another chance at life.
It is an opportunity to experience God's love for who we are, and not who we are needing " to cover up". It is an opportunity to walk with dignity and discover the joy of life, right within our circumstances. It is an opportunity to make a path for our life, and not allow our addiction to make a path for us. It is the opportunity to give back to others what we have stolen from them while we were in our addiction. It is an opportunity to make ourselves and our world a better place.
Freedom is a journey from shame to self knowledge and acceptance.
It is a beautiful abandonment to The Someone who is greater than ourselves and who is so absolutely in love with us.
It is a journey that sees our fears subside, as
truth replaces the lies we believe about ourselves, and as courage keeps us
walking the walk of a Free man/woman.
Our mother's story concludes below,
and as we all can imagine, her journey will continue throughout her life, as it does ours. Let's remember our new friend and lift a prayerful thought for her now and then.
While Freedom from addiction is a journey, and a very unique path for each person, i
t is a journey often walked with others for support.
Thank you Mom! ... for having the courage to share your story with all of us!
Till next week!