Sunday, November 25, 2007

Back to here

My husband and I arrived back home from our trip to South Carolina around noon today. We arrived back to the gloomy flatness of the Midwest, after having spent time driving through the beautiful Smoky Mountains through Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina. It was 29 degrees and snowing here, after we had enjoyed 75 degree weather in S.C. It was a bit depressing.

On the long drive, I spent some time listening to Joe and Charlie talk about the AA Big Book and developed some renewed committment to getting life back on track. I have about five men in my life that I need to cut complete ties with. I have prayed the prayers of surrender and pray that I have the strength to do it one day at a time. I can feel when I am "away" from the temptation, it's easy to want to give it up. When I return to the temptations -- the computer, the time alone, however, the thoughts of "Well, I can just keep them as friends," come to mind. But so far today, every time a thought like that has come to mind, I've said a prayer and said, "God let me surrender these thoughts to you." Believe it or not, that prayer was answered.

My husband goes out of town again this week, just for one day, but it happens to be the birthday of one of those men who I need to cut ties with, who also happens to have the day off. In the past, when I've decided to cut ties, I've been able to do it. However, I often go back and reconnect them. But I'm going to continue to pray.

As of now, 6 p.m., I still haven't contacted any of these guys. I don't have the desire to. Seems like prayer is working pretty well.


Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

Welcome home! Hope you had a nice trip.

An Anonymous Overeater said...

That is so hard! Maybe go to a meeting that day so you'll have that strength! Good luck!

Recovering Wino said...

Gosh, I know how hard that is.

Pray, pray, pray and ask God to show you how to live your life and give you the strength to do it....and ask for Him to reveal what may be holding you back in all of this.

you're in my thoughts and prayers

Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

I've done that publish-too-soon thing too. Sorry I only got to read the first paragraph before. I'm so glad the praying is helping. I'm adding my thoughts to yours.