About me

I am a Christian and a beloved child of God, my truth even when it feels otherwise.  I am a member of St Andrew’s Church, Bebington – an accidental Anglican – my spiritual family where I am learning to be the best I can in my place in the body of Christ.

Other than that, I am a doctor, I am disabled after an injury in 2012, I am an alcoholic and addict sober since June 29th 2012.  I married to a wonderful man in late 2013 and my only daughter was adopted in March 2013 as a result of my alcoholism.

I am in the midst of recovery – physical, emotional and spiritual, and all 3 must work together, in order for my thoughts, my feelings, and my actions to bring glory to God and a new wholeness to me.

Why blog? – I’ve been asking and pondering this for months… because there don’t seem to be that many Christians in addiction recovery and when I looked for that voice in the midst of my chaotic illness, I couldn’t hear it.  No-one seemed to be saying that my God, in whom I had believed since I was saved when I was 12, had saved them from addiction.  The “God of AA” wasn’t enough – I believe in a revealed God, through His Word, but I could not stop drinking.  The only solution for helpless, hopeless alcoholics is a spiritual solution – for me it is the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, not only able to save me in the next life but also in this.  I couldn’t find the voice of anyone who had survived through the adoption of their beloved child(ren) or anywhere to talk about those issues without judgement.  I have spent months wondering if there was a need for someone to talk about these things.  “Here am I, Lord.  Send me”.

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3 Responses to About me

  1. Jeannie Pallett says:

    I survived! I survived giving up my daughter and placing her for adoption. I just want you to know you have found a voice and an ear. I applaud you for not drinking any longer and I encourage you to find all of your hope and expectation in our Lord Jesus Christ. He will never ever fail you and will meet the deepest needs of your heart. I know the pain of adoption and also know One who is well able to bear all of mine. He will bear yours as well.

    • Sarah says:

      Thank you – what wonderful encouragement, and for taking the time to read and share. God bless you as your own journey continues and thank you for showing me that there are brighter days to come.

  2. Maria says:

    Wow, thanks for sharing your story here. God bless you, your husband and daughter

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