Thursday, March 29, 2007

Not Lucky...Blessed

My mom and I were out the other night. We went to see my brother--he is mentally handicapped and works at a the workshop they were having American Idol--Tony was in the top 12 so we went to vote for him. It was a lot of fun and he did a great job..I will post the video soon.

Anyway, on the way there, mom and I were talking about my cousin going off on some kind of drunken one has seen him in days and he has charged a LOT of money on my aunts credt card.

My mom is a recovering alcoholic (as is my dad). My mom was in an alcohol treatment center for 30 days while I was in 3rd grade. It was a really rough time...but I am so thankful she was able to get the help she needed when she needed it most.

So, I told my mom, that she was so lucky that none of her children got "messed up" with drugs and alcohol..that it would have been so easy for that to happen considering the alcoholism gene that runs in our veins.

And she said: "I'm not lucky...I am blessed."


Jen said...

Your mom is very wise. I read your blog all the time. I've been lurking for awhile and haven't left a comment. I love how you write and what you write about.
As for being Blessed. It is so true.
Some people are saved from those difficult times by the Grace of God, and good treatment, and others are preserved from them. You are Blessed to fall into that category.