I am not an addict, but I'm the daughter of a recovering alcoholic.
I am not an addict, but I'm the daughter of a recovering alcoholic. We are both disciples, but it was only when she studied the Bible that I learned that my mother is an alcoholic. I thought her behavior was normal, since everyone in my family had her drinking habits. I thought that, in due time, I would start drinking heavily too. This was just a part of adulthood, even the drunken driving.
I had a mother again and she was willing to be a parent
After she became a disciple, our relationship changed. She was sober, and emotionally 24 years old, only four years older than me. I had a mother again and she was willing to be a parent. It's taken me time and prayer, and a whole lot of gratitude, to get vulnerable with her, and to surrender to God, and switch roles in effect. I strive not to be self-righteous, and she has gone from being tough-skinned to tender-hearted. Although I'm still healing, I am eternally grateful, I can sleep at night knowing that I really know my mother's character, now that she's sober and I know she's home safe. She and I are letting God be God. He's in control and he's answered my prayer. My mom has a longer life ahead, God willing.
I don't know if this story is appropriate. since it's from a co-dependent point of view. but I thought I'd give it a shot.
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