Inspirational Prayer of the Day

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Peace! I feel peace....

I came to my blog today thinking I should update, and I have a "Prayer For Today" widget at the top- here's what it said:

"Lord, may I remember that a setback does not mean utter defeat, but a mere retreat to store up strength and win the battle!" ~ My Prayer For Today

I just love it. Applies to both my son and myself as we each continue on these journeys we call life! I think the reason this prayer caught my attention is that it's been my prayer for my son this time around (and forever) that should he relapse-he seeks the help he needs instead of his usual pattern of falling deeper into the pit. For myself, if I feel old habits and anxieties start to creep in, I know what to do to get myself back on track of healthy thinking.

My son has been home for 3 weeks now, and doing really well. Things feel different this time. His actions are different. It is so darn awesome to be around him when he's sober! I have no false hopes or expectations, I live my life one day at a time. I'm so thankful for my time spent in the rooms of Nar-Anon Family Groups, ever grateful for my faith in God.

So, we will keep on keepin' on!
Blessings to all!


10 comments:

  1. I can feel the peace within your post. Wonderful. I continue to pray for both you and your son.

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  2. I feel it too :)

    Its so good to see a post from you, especially such an upbeat, positive one!

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  3. Blessed peace. Each day, that my son is alive, smiling and sober I am thankful.
    Rejoice.

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  4. Hey, lady ... it's been too long since I've dropped in. I'm so happy you are at peace and taking one day at a time. Enjoy every second. We never know what's around the corner, and each day has enough trouble of its own.

    For me, last Sunday I received a phone call that was totally unexpected, even though my dad had been battling illness. He passed away sitting in his chair. The past week has been a blur. Yesterday was his memorial service, and today I am trying to absorb the changes that have taken place in my life.

    Love, hugs, and prayers,
    Cheri

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  5. Im feel blessed after reading this prayer. Im more inspired now.

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  6. It is great to hear your son is doing well. Addiction touches the lives of everyone around. I hope your son continues to stay on the strait and narrow. If you ever feel like sharing some of your knowledge or insight on addiction, I work at a recovery center and we would love to hear from you. you can check out our Addiction Blog or our website at www.lifeworkscommunity.com

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