The interesting thing about recovery is that it will never be finished. When you have an addict in your life(be it friend, family member, self), it will always require work and commitment or there will be a return to chaos.
I read the blog of someone who is an adult child of an alcoholic and has a spouse recovering from the disease of alcoholism. His blog is one I look forward to reading each day. Today, these statements in his blog about the rollercoaster ride of addiction and how it affects the others who also ride really jumped out at me.
"I can accept responsibility for my wrongs and you want me to be responsible for yours as well as mine.
...You resent me because of something that you did.
I want there to be trust and honesty. You keep secrets and hide so much from me."
My thoughts? Rollercoasters are much more fun at amusement parks than in life.
I am so thankful for a God whose mercies are new every morning and will never run out. I am so thankful for a God who is big enough to carry my burdens if I will only give them to Him.