I would like to take this moment to give the God of my understanding all the love I have because He is love and He has been good to me. God has kept my family in His loving arms, and He has given me good health and strength. I rely on my God to take me through each day I wake up and breath His air. My God is love and He tells me to love my neighbors, whom are my brothers and sisters. Over twenty-five years ago I was placed in a treatment facility to recover from substance use disorder and I was put there to learn how to live a new way of life and I want to tell you….it wasn’t easy but it was what I needed to change my
way of thinking.
You see, my thinking was upside down and I needed everything that they taught me. I stayed in treatment for seventeen months and when it was time for me to go, I had my
apartment, my own transportation, and I had my two baby girls with me. I was so determined to prevail in my recovery, that I took them to NA meetings with me.
I knew that I did not want to use again because I began to love myself and I realize my girls were watching me and trusting me to be the mother they wanted to be around.
So, today I give back to our clients and I share my experience, strength, and hope with them and I am grateful for the opportunity to give back. I love the work I do as a Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist (C.A.R.E.S) and I continue to learn to be a better me each day. I have a birthday coming up this month, in which I am proud to proclaim that I will be turning sixty-nine years young, if I live to see it. I truly hope everyone have a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.