My friend recently started a blog. It is called Enduring and After, here is the link. It's about hers and her husbands journey over a decade. Here is an excerpt:
"…welcome to enduring and after. A blog about going
through hard things and getting your life back together afterward.
For us, it was prescription drug addiction and all the mess that accompanies it.
My husband, Dave, battled with addiction to tramadol (Ultram) for almost a decade
before he — and I — hit rock bottom."
Hard, painful and humbling circumstances can happen to each of us. It can happen gradually over time or in what I like to call a "short 5 seconds of stupid". I know of a few close friends who are re-examining their life and saying..."how did I get here?" The best part of the story for this particular friend is that they are on the other side of it and they are still together, faithful to God, wiser and stronger. The sad part is that many others are still wrestling with addiction, their lives are off track and some lives are falling apart. I've seen at least one friend die from giving in to this. If you, a family member or know of friend who may be struggling in this way...maybe you can find some comfort and encouragement from my friend.
PS. Speaking of second chances and new beginnings..Remember my little bird's nest with the babies who had died. There is a new nest and a new egg. Just awesome.