Thursday, December 29, 2011
Sunlight peeking through
Hold on, there is a sliver of sunlight coming through. Sober girl opened her eye yesterday and did not crumble. She made a few phone calls with the help of ibuprofen and tylenol before having to re-apply the patch and take a nap. I officially claim PROGRESS.
Grandsons' Aunt said she would meet sober girls husband at the halfway mark on Friday evening and again on Sunday evening so that the boy can see his Mama for his birthday. This was God with his bucket of grace at the ready. Sober girl calls to tell me all of this and to add "I forget to pray for the gas money for the trip when I prayed for him to come." I got to say "well God planned for that too because out of the blue this week, her Aunt (my sister in law out of state) sent a check to me with a note saying I'm tired of just praying for her, I want to do something to help, and I said I can not think of a better helping hand right now than for you to use the money for his trip, a few extra groceries and a birthday cake." She was shocked and so very happy at this money that fell out of the sky at a time when she truly needs a ray of sunlight.
Every day this week I have started off by asking God for guidance and strength for just the 24 hours ahead. I have made an actual written plan each morning in order to solidify that the day I'm in is the only day that I need to concern myself with. This is basic 101 sober living when faced with a scary day. Today, I feel like I can actually look ahead to the weekend, make a few plans and get excited about the boy coming.
I find great comfort in living 24 hour increments.