My posts as of late have been general updates on my life and I apologize for that. I am just going through so much with trying to find a place to move to and training my replacement. Add in school, my duties to the Ministry and Church, as well as the ten million things I try to do on a daily basis, and you can see why I have not had time to give the proper research and attention to my regular recovery related posts.
Please forgive me?
How today began...
I had an appointment to look at an apartment today that I thought would be great for me. The location was good for me riding the bus, it was in my budget, and had all the amenities you could want.
Of course it was too good to be true.
When I got there I immediately realized that it was something odd. You had to go through an office to get to the apartment. Then the lady tells me that it's really an apartment where they rent individual rooms. I am not trying to live with other people! I do that now! Especially people I don't even know! Seems like they would put that in the advertisement right?
Had to get a meeting.
So today was a milestone for me. I hit two years clean and sober today and one year with no smoking. Being a member of A.A. I wanted to go to a meeting and share the day with others in recovery. We do this not as a braggadocios thing, but as inspiration to others, and you get a really cool coin in honor of it!
After the disappointing experience at the apartment I went to a noon meeting, because by that point frankly, I needed one!
So I get to the meeting and when the chair asked if their was any anniversaries, I raised my hand. He left the room and came back and said that they didn't have any 2 year coins. I knew they had the expensive 24k plated ones but they don't give them out for free. I wanted my coin!
So I bought one myself... $25!
But I got my coin!
So I continued to look at apartment advertisements, and continued to call on them after the meeting until I spoke to a kind gentleman that agreed to meet with me and show me a place he had to rent.
It was perfect! Quiet and secure, not far from my school, and on the bus line. I spoke to him at length and he is meeting me tomorrow to fill out the application.
Say a prayer for me on that one!
More bad news.
If you remember the other day I wrote about one of the residents deciding to move out. I was not broke up about it as he was not really "Rowing the boat" anyway.
Well today I found out that he was over at one of our graduates house drinking with him. I am really very upset about this. He knew this guy was in a relapse and that we were trying to get him to go to treatment, but he decides to help by going to drink with him!
Some people are ridiculous and have no shame, but that is what the disease of addiction does to people...
I know I have to show this guy the love of Jesus, but I will be honest...If I would have saw him today I probably would have had to help him pick up his teeth...
Then there was the car...
After leaving the apartment I had to stop and get gas in the Ministry vehicle we were driving. As soon as we filled up the check engine light came on and the car started spitting and sputtering. It was driving really bad so I called my boss, who was of course was extremely happy to hear that news. He told me to take it to the shop we use, so we limped the car there and called to get picked up.
Now I have to get all my guys where they need to be with one vehicle down.
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