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Just checking in
By ican
7/11/2009 11:47:33 PM
Hi,
It has been a while since I posted anything and I just wanted to check in. I went to the temple for my own endowment a couple of weeks ago. It was an amazing feeling to hold my new temple recommend and KNOW that I was worthy and ready to receive it.

I am completely convinced that my focus on the temple in my recovery has made all of the difference. I made the decision that I was going to get ready to go to the temple, first with a limited use recommend for baptisms and then for my endowment. Having that as a goal, as well as working through the 12 steps has made such a difference. I feel good. I am learning to love myself, and to feel God's love for me. The atonement really does work. The Lord loves each of you, no matter what your sins, problems and other emotional "baggage" may be. I am proud to report that I am 147 days clean and "sober". I am not the same person I was a year ago.

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