This blog is dedicated to families who are going through the pain of addiction or are in the recovery process. It is here to give perspective and hope.
I married my husband in October 2006. That is when this odyssey through addiction began. We were partiers. We both enjoyed drinking together. And then I found out I was pregnant. The party stopped.
In 2008 while I was 4 months pregnant with our first child, he became a full blown alcoholic. It was the worst possible situation for my pregnancy and for our marriage. I denied it, I helped him, I managed it, I covered it all up, I didn’t talk to anyone about it for fear of him losing business, I tried to fix it, I did everything that “I” thought “I” should do. And all of it was wrong. When I finally realized that this was beyond me, we found hope. The Lord introduced us to Hebron Colony Ministries in Boone, NC and there we started a new life.
In 2010, after two times at Hebron we finally broke free of alcohol and co-dependency. Through much prayer and seeking, I felt the Lord calling me to share our story publicly through this blog. I did NOT want to do it at first. I didn’t want to relive the past or feel exposed to the world. But that’s when the blessing happened. I have now shared our story, what we have learned/keep learning and realize it has done exactly what we prayed: it gives hope! I am so glad you have found lifeonwagon and pray you will join this journey. I don’t write as much as I would like, but when the Holy Spirit prompts me, I write. Maybe you will find one post that resonates with your life or you may feel like I am eerily sharing your same story. Whichever it may be, just knowing that you aren’t alone, you are NOT crazy, and that your story can end differently will accomplish the reason I started writing this. I do not aim to be a great writer, but I do believe my story can help people. This medium is the vessel of this belief.
We are now in our 6th year of a sober life! We have expanded our family with the birth of my son in 2013 and my husband now works at the ministry that God used to change his life. This is our proof of redemption in our lives. He pulled us back in with His grace and mercy and now we must share the story so He receives ALL THE GLORY. We remain obedient and tell it. All of it. The good, the embarressing, the messy, the ugly, the beautiful. It’s all part of this call on our lives.
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