I am settling back into the saddle at work today after a nice weekend in West Virginia. Even the 50 degree temperatures out there felt like a heat wave compared to the deep freeze we’ve been in here in Iowa for so long! But today, I’m back to the grind on a wet, yucky day! Sometimes you just need a little break in the action, but my trip there was such a whirlwind. I was really busy the whole time, and then came home and was telling Floyd all about the trip.
Then last night, I got a call about a troubling situation in my family. Without going into too many details, a relative of mine is struggling with a serious case of alcoholism. This person had been sober for more than a decade and just somehow slipped back into bad habits within the past two years. I don’t understand how that happens, but I do know while I am very upset and disappointed, I am also hopeful that rock bottom’s been hit and this individual will finally take seriously the problem at hand and go about getting the help that is so desperately needed. If this individual doesn’t, it will just end badly–no doubt about it…from health to personal consequences. I got to talk with them last night and said I was done being angry and expressing my disappointment about the situation, now it’s just time to say, “Get help and I’m praying–the best thing I know how to do right now.”
Posted under Uncategorized
This post was written by kmashek on March 10, 2013