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11/13/2013


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wow, so much has been happening in my life lately that I almost feel overwhelmed, but it's all good!

First, as I posted in my last blog, I've been reunited with my daughter, Ashlyn, who will be 15 years-old this month. So far we have majorly clicked and have loads in common with each other, so my genes must be really strong in her. She even asked me if I have wide hips, because even though she is of a normal weight, her friends tell her that she has child-bearing hips, LOL! I told her I sure do have a big butt and hips! I love my baby girl so much! God has truly blessed me to have joined our paths again!

Secondly, I signed an agreement with one of my therapists yesterday that states I will maintain sobriety and abstain from using any drugs or alcohol anymore. While I'm not addicted to anything, I have been "escaping" from life for quite a while now by using various drugs, whether prescription or illegal, or even over-the-counter, to help deal with my life. I have realized that God is trying to work in my life, and I have so much joy that that I no longer feel the desire to have a head-change anymore in my daily life. I have never told anyone about my drug abuse, so I'm hoping that you all will still accept me on here, especially considering that I'm giving them up for myself and for our Lord. I don't need drugs to make me feel better anymore, even if they were just a temporary fix to my problems.

Lastly, I began a weight loss challenge in the Weight for God team that started yesterday, so I'm pretty hyped about being back on track with my eating habits and doing something fun and challenging with my dear friends on the team!
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RELISA4HEALTH 11/14/2013 9:33PM

    Dear Sister, no judgment here. I am so proud of you. Your bravery in admitting the area where you struggle , will help so many other people.
I have learned from experience that the place where God delivers us out of, becomes the spring board for the ministry God has for us.
When you look at the heroes of the faith, they were ordinary people just like you and I.
Moses, David and the Apostle Paul were murders.
Peter, the apostle was a hot tempered man who denied Christ.
Praise God the Bible teaches us that we who have given our lives to Christ are new creations, the old man, in our case woman, is gone .
Praise God that living with in us is the person of the Holy Spirit, who equips us to walk strong.
Above all He who began the good work in you will complete it. He is faithful dear sister, to help you overcome in the areas where you have struggled. His desire is to lead you daily in victory, for you my dear, are an over comer.
Know that I love you and that I am cheering you on.
You are beloved of God. You are precious in His sight and his desire is to restore what the canker work has eaten. His desire is to make an exchange with you, beauty for ashes and a garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.
Jesus is so faithful. His love is powerful and His grace is yours to experience and enjoy. May He put a new song in your heart. May his love shed abroad in your heart so that you might know the hope of your calling.

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CARMRUN 11/14/2013 7:17PM

    Oh, I want to hug you so bad! A few of us have shared our hearts these last couple of days. God makes no mistakes. He brought us together for a reason.

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DANLIN60 11/14/2013 12:40PM

    Teresa, I have been your friend for a long time now on the frugal living team and I have seen the many sides of you and have always been there for you and I am not going anywhere, girlfriend. I am very happy for you right now and I pray for you and your daughter. Keep up the great job Teresa and don't ever give up, the Lord is always there for you.

Hugs

Danlin

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HEISTHEANSWER 11/14/2013 11:16AM

    Teresa, you are my precious friend and sister in Christ. I just love your openness and honesty. I have seen a big change in your life and even more now. I am praying for you to continue to grow stronger and stronger in your relationship with your daughter and your walk with our Lord, as well. Pray the same for me and the team.
You totally rock, girl!



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KIM22211 11/14/2013 4:09AM

    ya, sorry, I can't be your friend anymore. I am way too good for you! NOT!!!!!!!!!! lol!!! Do not even think twice about it! We at Weight for God all adore you and I know that I can say that as a whole! We wouldnt be complete without you and someday somewhere somehow your testimony will speak to someone and you will be such help to them with the drug history! To God be the Glory! All the love!!!! Kim aka yo momma! lol

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HABITATVITALITY 11/14/2013 1:08AM

    You are awesome, I blogged about a personal struggle today also - must be the day for it !! You are a very honest and brave girl and we love you for that! emoticon

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INNERJETTIC 11/13/2013 9:10PM

    What a brave lady you are. No judgement here. The truth sets us free.

How wonderful you've been able to reconnect with your daughter. I adopted my little girl when she was 2.

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GODSCHILDAMYB 11/13/2013 7:11PM

    Oh Teresa honey, I love you so much girl!!! I hope you can feel this cause I am reaching out to you and giving you the biggest, best hug you have ever had. You touch my heart constantly and I am so blessed to know you. You are special and God is your strength. You can do this baby girl, and your daughter is so blessed to have a mother like you.

OOOOOOOOOOOOO

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/13/2013 3:24PM

    It sounds like you life is changing for the better in every way!! Love it!!

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BAMAJAM 11/13/2013 3:00PM

  Hi Teresa-- I am so glad to hear your good news! Each day we can make progress with our goals. This team is very supportive, and very motivated by God's powerful grace! Happy to hear that you have a renewed relationship with your daughter--
No matter what struggles we have in life, God gives us HOPE always... Bless you!

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IGNITEME101 11/13/2013 12:25PM

    When we ask God to forgive us, IT'S DONE!
And any one that would shun you, has a BIG PROBLEM.

God will deal with them, sis in JESUS!
Sending more of His peace to you, now. emoticon
we love you! Also, in HH we have began a knew called 'GOTTA HAVE IT NOW'
I think it will help you a lot!
Strategies on what to do when food is calling you
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FINCHFEEDER80 11/13/2013 11:25AM

    Thank you so much for you open-ness and honesty. I think you will have such a weight lifted off of your shoulders now. We all have a different path to walk in this life, and I think you are fantastic for being willing to share a part of yours with us. I can't wait to watch you succeed even more now that you won't have this over your head anymore. If you were brave enough to share with us, just imagine what else you can be brave enough to accomplish! And I'm so happy you are getting to form a relationship with your daughter, that is so special. I am definitely in your corner rooting for you, girl!

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LOV2BTHIN 11/13/2013 10:14AM

    Teresa,

I was a drug addict and alcoholic for almost 20 years. I have been clean and sober since November of 1994. I quit smoking in May of 2010. I have an addictive personality which I have accepted. But, I know now I can choose my addictions in a good way that does not harm me or others around me.

My children were young when God delivered me and my grandchildren will never see me as a drunk or drug addict. This I am truly grateful to God for.

My faith in God and reaching out to others has help me so much to overcome all my bad addictions for me.

This is why I know it is time to work on my eating addictions and I know God will help me overcome this as well.

I know we just became friends but I hope we can help one another in our journeys.


God bless,
lov2bthin

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CHANGEOLA 11/13/2013 7:17AM

    First I want to commend you for being open like this, because I couldn't imagine how hard the struggle with drug dependency must be. I am glad that you are your daughter are able to begin a new chapter together. It was a great idea signing the agreement with your therapist emoticon . I hope you will turn over more things to the Lord as he works in your life. Blessing to you Teresa emoticon

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COASTAL6 11/13/2013 7:03AM

    Today is a new day,
you bring sunshine in my life
and I won't give up on you, sister!
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