We've been having these really special celebrations lately in our Joyful Surrender Group.
Giving anyone celebrating another year of sobriety (or possibly the first)
an opportunity to share what life has been like journeying up to it without a substance in hand.
This past week Tarrah had the spotlight and shared her thoughts on reaching the
two-year mark on June 10!
You may remember Tarrah from being a guest a few times on the She Surrenders Podcast.
One of the things I love the most about this group is that we share our recovery stories more than our drinking stories. The only time we talk about the past is to remind ourselves of where we have been and where we will quickly return should we choose to drink again.
Tarrah shared the details of her family supporting her, a lovely dinner with her husband, and then said this to us; "The wisdom that God has blessed me with these past two years has been abundant, and I would like to share this with you. And with her permission, you as well.
Here is Tarrah's list of 90 days of Praise
We laughed, cried, and cheered through this list with her! What an accomplishment, and the astounding piece is that we could have added more. That's how good this recovery journey is with God and friends. Worth the fight every day! In fact, when I asked Tarrah if she had any certain one out of the ninety that stood out to her, the one that always brought a lump to her throat and the tears you couldn't stop.
She thought about it for a minute and then said.
"You know, I don't know. It is hard to pick one, but I would say number eighty-nine, that I am thankful for my addiction because it's made me who I am, a redeemed child of God, my very own redemption story."
When we start this journey, all we want is the success of not drinking.
Trust me when I say there is more to sobriety than just quitting drinking; by all means, start there but don't stop with an empty glass.
Tarrah shared a few of her favorite scriptures with us, and I want to highlight this one.
James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
God has your redemption story written; aren't you curious to read it?
Peace on Your Weekend,