Rhonda's Recovery Journey

“The footprints we leave behind show clearly where we have been, but they do not dictate where we can now go.” ~Ralph Martson

Week 48

5/11: Brad brought Ava to the house for dinner and to visit. She’s not potty trained yet, but needs to be. She’s very intelligent and catches on quickly. She looked like she had to go potty so I asked her if she wanted to go sit on the toilet and she said “yes.” My brother said there’s no way on earth that she would go. She proved him wrong. Way to go girl! “Train a child up in the way she should go and when she is old she will not depart from it” (Prov. 22:6). I know the Bible is referring to the spiritual aspect, but I can see where it would ring true even in this event. A child needs one-on-one time to be taught and loved.

5/12: Today was the big event; LITM Fashion Show. It was an evening packed with fun! Thank you to all who gave of their time. The work that went into this event is truly amazing.

There was a traffic jam as far as the eye could see on the way out. After sitting in traffic awhile I urged mom to get off at the next exit and find another way. She didn’t want to cut across 3 packed lanes of traffic but she also didn’t want to wait, so she heeded my plea. It was a good call. We saved so much time. I’m glad she knows the backroads of Kentucky!!

5/14: A missionary from South Africa spoke at church. It’s so eye opening to get to see pictures of how people live in other countries and to hear their testimonies of salvation. God is not prejudiced. He loves us all the same and expects us to love one another in that way.

So happy to share with mom on this Mother’s Day. She has been the most faithful and kind person I have ever seen. Her devotedness is beyond compare. My mom is a true example of the Proverbs 31 woman!

5/15: Work went well. I volunteered to repair the bookmobile books and got hands-on training today. I love my job. I am so thankful that God led me to this position. He is ever faithful.

My brother is supposed to interview at a rehab center. We haven’t gotten a return call from him. Not good.

My eating and exercise are awry. I’m slipping back into old patterns and I feel helpless.

5/16: Did the program for an assisted living facility. It went so well! I am so comfortable with these elderly souls. They add such enjoyment to my day.

Stuck in my own little world still slipping into wayward exercise and eating. I want to change so badly. I know I’m treading in dangerous territory. Why do I still keep on?

Dad called Brad again and still no return response. I think he’s having the same problem I am. The continual circle of addiction. I want this ride to end. I want it to end in victory, fully sacrificed to God.

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