Monday, September 27, 2010

It's in Gods Hands

What a long, crazy, scary day.

Today I helped a friend out with her son. You see he's an addict and he needed a Middle Mom, one that loved him, but was removed enough to be hard on him. I'm not really sure how I did, and living in her shoes for even a few hours today was horrible. I get now how easy it is to say "Just throw him out, and let him hit bottom" but you know what, when you love them and they're doing a drug that kills you, tough love isn't as easy as it seems. I am very proud of his Mom, she was strong and because of it he's in detox right now. What happens from here is up to him.

Then I had a date night with Gavin, and thanked God for my life.


  1. I am the mother and yeah this has been the hardest thing ever to walk through sober, thank you God for my friends you being one of them, for they have walked with me through this, and I totally get the "footsteps" now cause the last couple days God has been carrying me. Another one of my good friends she lost her daughter to an overdose gave me a book called "The Power of a Praying Parent" I prayed and prayed those prayers over this past weekend cause I was in huge fear he may have not made it and the comfort and vision I recieved were three strong and powerful angels one holding him two surrounding him gave me such comfort...Then when we arrived today there were three gentlemen this time right with him we had been hear before and it's just usually one person doing intake. Coincidence never God always...So I once again will marvel in Gods great design and trust Gods got this...Love you hun....

  2. Praying for you and your son, being a parent must be so hard!!! Hang in there, thank God you have so much support!!!

  3. You are a helluva lady, Em. You help us all with our everyday struggles, whether you realize it or not.

  4. This entry was exactly what I needed to read. I celebrate my 9 months sober this sunday. My life began 9 months ago. Without the love an support of my mother and brother, I would not have begun this journey, and without God I would not have continued it.
    My stepfather is an alcoholic who is going to die sooner rather than later. He is mean, nasty, and destructive while drinking. I have tried to share my experience strength and hope with him. He would rather keep the fight up, than surrender. I will put your friends son in my prayers and think of him during the moments of silence at my meetings. Please, do the same for my stepfather.
    Thank you!

  5. Julie good job sounds like you surrendered and that is what we must do to begin the recovery process; unfortunatly each person must do this for themselves. I have tried over the past 3 years to do this for my son and in the end I have to literally give him to God...Doesn't mean I give up I just surrender him to god Prayers be with you and your family...My son was released last nite from detox we are getting ready to go seek medical help now for this is an illness...Serenity Prayer is my strength for this morning..Working