By rachp
4/19/2012 10:34:21 PM
None of my family knows of my struggles and addictions, they all have their own families to take care of and their own struggles. So I don't burden them with my issues.

The past year, I have been on unofficial probation and it's been a struggle, but I've pushed forward and faithfully gone to church, met with my Bishop and done most of what he has asked.

Two days ago my blessings were restored. I feel like a whole person again with only a few pieces of the puzzle out of place, instead of a whole puzzle broken up in the box with no sense of order.

Two hours ago, I spoke to my oldest brother and he made this comment. 'I hear the old Rachael back, I don't know whats different but I'm glad to hear you.'

Who knew even though none of my family knew, they saw and heard a difference.


I love your name    
"I have a daughter named Rachael, same spelling & everything. Sometimes you can feel a difference in a person. There was a returned missionary in our ward that both my Husband & I were good friends with. We felt a difference in his demeanor, his countenance & knew he was going through something. About 9 months later, we found out that yes he was going through something big & it meant the world to him that we prayed for him & went out of our way to talk to him.
I know that my demeanor is every different from the way I was a year ago, 2 years ago or even 10 years ago. The spirit can convey to others how well you are doing. So let them cheer you on."
posted at 22:20:09 on April 20, 2012 by ME

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