Mixed Feelings
By nickwyo
8/5/2010 5:17:35 PM
Today was the last 1-1 session with my treatment counselor. It went very well and I left feeling good about everything. Then I get home and find an intent to foreclose on my house in the mail. Talk about highs and lows!! I have to get this resolved quickly. I do not want to lose my home.......I need to find that job and get back on track. Have a phone consult with a bankruptcy attorney to see if I can stave off the mortgage lender................good news is........I don't want a drink!!


Keep on going    
"Sounds like an emotional roller coaster. So sorry to here about the foreclosure notice. Ugg. I'm sure the adversary will do all he can to place challenge in your path in the coming days. The good news is that you don't want to drink! I was impressed at your ability to stay optimistic despite the events of the day. In the grand scheme of things you have your priorities straight. Hang in there--you can do it with God's help.

posted at 23:21:58 on August 5, 2010 by Seekrecovery
Young Men of Mission Age    
"If you read my post you will see that we have been through so much in our family. Satan just adores us. Having said that, this mama is loaded for bear and I have the power of the Lord behind me, and I will not put up with the Devil's junk!

My son has now been to 26 addiction recovery meetings in 26 days and for the first time since I can remember, I have my real son back. I still do not get too excited because this is long from over, but I see that he get's it. He is movving on to step 4 and is living the power of the atonement daily. I know that he has setbacks but when he stops by and shares his notes from his meetings, I feel inspired by his words and the fact that there is true power in them. He is teaching me now and I am thankful.

I has no idea what wold happen when my son committed to attend 90 meetings in 90 days, but it is truly a testimony that these meetings are for every single one of us. Humility is what got him there and the power of the atonement is what keeps him going.

If you are a young man working on becoming clean, might I suggest you follow my son's lead and begin attend 12 step meetings. I remember when he was not ready and too prideful to attend. Now he can't get enough. He says that he meets some of the most amazing people on the planet. There is true spiritual power in the 12 steps, and I am praising my Father in Heaven tonght for answering this mother's prayers and allowing my son his agency in choosing if and when he would go.

I cannot promise glowing reports always, but I know that he has tasted the true power of the Gospel and feels the love of his Heavenly Father.

BTW, None of this took place until about the time I began letting go and giving my perceived power to God. I can picture God thinking :sheesh, she finally let go. Now we get a chance to work with her son. Letting go seems hard at first, but it is becomming more beautiful as each day passes.

I am learning so much, words cannot express all that I am learning thru this painful yet inspirational process.

God is Good!

posted at 01:44:09 on August 6, 2010 by angelmom

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"Now brethren, the time has come for any one of us who is so involved to pull himself out of the mire, to stand above this evil thing, to “look to God and live” (Alma 37:47). We do not have to view salacious magazines. We do not have to read books laden with smut. We do not have to watch television that is beneath wholesome standards. We do not have to rent movies that depict that which is filthy. We do not have to sit at the computer and play with ographic material found on the Internet."

— Gordon B. Hinckley

General Conference, October 2004