A Year Ago

I wanted to read what was going on a  year ago so I  looked at my archives and and decided to update The Boy’s "recovery" from alcohol addiction.
People around here are convinced he is not an alcoholic.  I don’t know for sure.  However, I just found out that he has been doing community service at a soup kitchen because he and his friends were caught "loitering" in a vacant lot.  Oh, and they were drinking.  Confused  This was kept from me for "my protection."  I thought that once I was 21 I was considered an adult.  Actually, eighteen!
Anway, is The Boy and alcoholic?  Darned if I know.  I keep hearing that everyone his age overdoes it  and that I led a sheltered exisitence.  Hmm…the drinking age was eighteen when I was in college.  Back then, I enjoyed a brewski or a glass of wine at the campus pub.  Did I drink to get drunk?  No.  Lit?  Sometimes.  Was drinking a form of recreation to me?  Nope.  Did I ever abuse someone because of alcohol induced behavior?  Not that I can think of.  Court ordered community service?  Negatory.
Hmm…does The Boy have a problem with alcohol?  Yes, I believe so.  Alcoholism?  Who knows.  A friend who had worked with alcoholics once told me that ten high school friends can drink to excess and twenty years later two will be addicted to liquor.  Will he be one of the two?  Odds are that, with our family history, he just might be.  I pray not.
Today, I am looking forward to a nice lunch with a friend I haven’t visited with in a while.  The thunder-boomers have stopped and the sun has crept out – for now.  I’d really enjoy a gray, rainy day about now.  Whatever.
Sorry if I am rambling.  Another hour of sleep would have done me a lot of good today but I had an early PT appt.  It’s going well.
Let’s jump start the week with a few questions from Manic Monday (I haven’t liked the last few weeks’ questions but I like these)?

How would your friend describe you to someone who has never seen you?  Vertically challenged, darkish hair and the one with the loudest laugh in the room!

Do you trust anyone to protect you? Who, and why?  Remember the first Superman movie where this dialogue or something like it took place: 

Lois Lane falls out of the helicopter and is falling down in mid-air from the top of the Daily Planet building and Superman scoops her up.

Superman:  Don’t worry.  I’ve got you.

Lois Lane:  But who’s got you?

That’s the way I feel about trusting any person to protect me.  However, I do trust God to protect me.  He is my "shield and defender."

If you died or went missing, who would miss you?  Many, many people.  The point of It’s a Wonderful Life is very true.  Our lives are intertwined with so many others’.  I have actually thought about this and feel blessed and quite responsible at the same time.  Ever hear of the domino effect?  That’s our lives. 

Here’s hoping your week goes well and that you do something for yourself sometimes.  Heck, if you don’t , maybe no one else will!  blessings, g


6 responses to “A Year Ago

  1. You know, that is my biggest regret about deleting my old blog, I can’t go back in time like you just did. You are a very brave woman g. You put it out there and keep it out there. The good and the bad.
    I guess only time will tell about the boy. My guess is that it’s your gut feelings that are closest to the mark, but what can you do when nobody agrees with you? Let go and let God. It sounds to me like you are doing that. I suspect that’s why there is an enormous sense of peace and calm in this entry. Only God can give you that in the middle of a storm.
    It’s really great to "see" you like this.

  2. I don’t feel like playing Manic Monday today.  Feeling neglected cause you won’t sign my guestbook….bad girl, bad, bad G.  The boy will be what the boy will be.  Turn up the rock music and go with the flow.  Happy face flying your way!!

  3. It’s so hard to watch our kids make mistakes, and nothing we can do for them.  Pray, I know…it’s the best, but sometimes doesn’t seem like it.  Take care of yourself.

  4. Hi Gail, Hope to find you with Peace of mind and heart. Y ou sure have alot going on. I am sure you feel like you are on an emotional roller coaster at times.
    There have been times in my life where I felt helpless when it came to my kids. It was those times of many tears and crying out to God that I just threw my hands in the air and gave them over to Him to take care of because there was nothing else I could do. Then I knew they were in His Hands and I just had to trust God with my kids. Summary is that they are all alive and well today living productive lives. We never know what tomorrow will bring and what is around the corner. All we can do is live by example and pray every day for our kids and our grandkids too.
    We are part of His Kingdom here on earth and we are the light and salt of the earth and God has His Hand on us and our precious loved ones. What a Glorious Hope we have and Future in Christ Jesus. Hugs and prayers going your way. 🙂 Dianne

  5. i would describe myself the same way…♥~♥ :oD because you shared a smile…someone’s day got brighter… :oD ♥~♥

  6. OMG Yes! a helmet, gloves…toe clips and the cutest little mirror that clips on to my glasses so that I can see the traffic behind me (smile).
    I will have to do a blog on my biking some time.  Maybe I can get some pictures too!
    I have to come back for this one, G, I am a bit wore out.  But I wanted to give you a shout out and thank you for coming by.
    MWAAAAAAAAA! and hugs and ttys!

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