4 weeks clean
By hk-47
4/6/2010 2:49:07 AM
I am so happy to report that my day counter on the top right now reads 28 days. I feel much better spiritually than I have in a long time. I'm so thankful for everyone's posts and for their sharing their feelings and experiences.

I'll be home with my wife and kids in another week or so. I haven't seen them in six months. I'll be happy to see them, but even more happy to know that I'll be able to greet them as a worthy priesthood holder. They deserve that.



Good job!    
"Congratulations! Keep going brother!"
posted at 22:31:52 on April 6, 2010 by Anonymous
We are proud of you    
"Hurrah! You are doing great. Don't let your guard down when you get home. Put God first.

I truly hope your wife will be able to rejoice with you when you get home as clean as you are. Keep thinking of her and that eternal family you are building.

But, if for some reason she is not as pleased with you as you would like her to be, don't get discouraged. Truly, she has a right to expect you to be clean, to expect you to be a worthy priesthood holder. So...being exactly what she expects you to be may not feel like cause to celebrate, for her.

Nevertheless, considering your past, I feel this is cause to celebrate."
posted at 11:10:52 on April 7, 2010 by BeClean
"Thanks for the words of encouragement. It is so wonderful to hear this from others.

My wife has been very supportive. I'm very thankful for how great she has been about this. A few years ago, when I started going to LDSAR meetings (back in the US) she also started attending meetings for spouses. It was a critical part of my recovery (then) to have her participate that way. It also taught her to give me the space I needed to grow.
OK, 32 days now, and I should be home within the next week. I'm grateful for all this."
posted at 01:16:59 on April 10, 2010 by hk-47
Isaiah 14:3    
"I am in about the same boat, three weeks or so, and it feels really great. I was reading in Isaiah and found this scripture which I think both reminds us of the lifelong journey this process is, and gives us comfort to know that it can and will end:

14:3 - And it shall come to pass in the day that the Lord shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve

This verse, although, out of context slightly, teaches us that the things you may have to suffer with and that may be a bondage to you will someday end through service to the Lord. We must try as hard as we can, put our constant faith and trust in the Lord, and, as it says in verse 2, we "shall rule over [our] oppressors." I know the Lord will follow through on this promise.

posted at 09:01:45 on April 16, 2010 by Anonymous

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"Each one who resolves to climb that steep road to recovery must gird up for the fight of a lifetime. But a lifetime is a prize well worth the price. This challenge uniquely involves the will, and the will can prevail. Healing doesn’t come after the first dose of any medicine. So the prescription must be followed firmly, bearing in mind that it often takes as long to recover as it did to become ill. But if made consistently and persistently, correct choices can cure. "

— Russell M. Nelson

General Conference, October 1988