Sunday, January 6, 2008

Happy New Year?

Between traveling over the holidays and preparing for a cross-country move (the sixth in my lifetime!), I’ve been too busy to write. But so many thoughts have been rattling around in my head.

The new year brings with it a new phase of life. Some of us are anticipating all the good that may come with it, while others are dreading the changes that will happen.

This year will hold both sorrow and joy for my family. The consequences of addiction and relapse have been dealt out, and a price will be paid for unwise choices made while under the influence. It means change for all of us but big change for me.

After the past year which might best be described as a giant train wreck, I’m trusting that 2008 will bring good change. I’ll be able to see little ones grow, while spending more time with loved ones in recovery.

And I’m committed to maintaining balance in my own life, which will mean finding a good support group to help me make sure I don’t slip into codependency.

I'm expecting a year of adventure. What’s your plan for the new year?

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just found this site in my folder titled "addiction" - Maybe my daughter sent it to me a while ago, and I - foolishsly thinking things were improving in our lives - didn't pay much attention to it.

Things are bad. Alene, I hope to get to know you better and will keep your move and your life in prayer. Ultimately, it's all we've got.