I couldn’t NOT reblog this. I hope that Liz’s words reach someone that needs to see them. ❤
The last few months I’ve been getting support in a recovery group for those who love someone who struggles with addiction.
At first glance, I thought Hey, I’m not like these folks! They have issues. I’m in much better control than they are!
Ha! But something compelled me to go back just in case I was a little wrong. Uh-huh. By the second meeting, I heard some stories and thought to myself Dang! These folks have nearly the exact same story we do—different name, different day, same story. By the third meeting, I realized I was exactly like these people. Maybe they can teach me a thing or two. Everything about recovery starts with this:
You are not in control. (Whether you are the addict or the one who loves them, REPEAT: You are not in control.) Only God is in control.
But being the loved one of an addict…
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Sorry, by “you” I meant Liz, but I can see how that gets confusing!
Yes! I know, but she will see it! 🙂
Ok good! And yes, AMAZING writer! Such beautiful perspective!
Wow. Thank you for this thought-provoking post & great perspective. I love how you said we are not powerless in what happens to us! I think that applies to every aspect of our lives, including addiction. It really is overcoming your own mindset that is the hardest part. Thanks again for the great post!
Liz is an amazing writer, isn’t she?
If we each can touch one person, maybe we can effect change. We have to try.
This is exactly right!
I know how you feel Julie! I was thinking about doing that too! It’s full of wisdom and one can only hope that it might reach someone in need! 🙂
We never know who we are going to touch by doing so. 🙂