Thursday, March 27, 2008

Never give up hope

It is with great joy and excitement I share this with you.
It has been about 3 or 4 weeks now that my dad has not been drinking.
As I have shared in the past he has a very serious drinking problem.Years of drinking has taken it toll on his body I am sure.
Several weeks ago he made a phone call in the evening when he was drunk.The next day he called that person again and had not recalled calling them.I think he was very very embarrassed by this.He was also finding that having a hang over 24 hours a day 7 days a week was no fun either.
He said to me he was just not handling it well any more.My mom has said that things are so much more pleasant at home now.Dad looks so much better and more cheerful.No big dark bags under the eyes,he talks when I stop bye.
And my mom looks like a huge weight has been lifted off her shoulders.
We will all have to take it one day at a time and keep praying that he continues to stay off the sauce.I know he can slip at any time but for now I am thrilled to have a dad back and see my mom so much less stressed.
Thanks for past prayers for this and just say a prayer that this continues.
God is great.It was all in his time not mine.
I praise him for an answered prayer.

7 comments:

Janet said...

Oh, Mr. B!!!! I am SO SO SO happy to hear this, and will be praying for you all!

nikki said...

That is wonderful news, Mr Brian!
So happy to hear that.

redmaryjanes said...

I am so happy to hear this Mr. Brian. I will pray for your father to stay strong.

OH MY #6 said...

how lucky this man is to have a son like you.

Lea

redmaryjanes said...

What do you mean your new favorite???? I thought I was ALWAYS the favorite and you were just humoring Steffie. I see now. You know that everyone would love the opportunity to talk with you on the chat!

~Amy~ said...

The update is at the top of my post! In bright red!!! :) it went very well!!!!!!!

Beckyb said...

Still praying over here - that is awesome news - an answer to my prayers.