Light in the Dark

From the beginning we were meant to stand out. We were never suppose to be hidden. I say this like it’s easy. If I’m being completely honest, I’ve been trying to hide for the last year. Sometimes you stand out, but it’s not for the right reasons. Not because you want to or have even asked for it. Sometimes that’s just the way God wants it.

photo credit: Traci Michelle Photography

Matthew 5:16 has always been my favorite verse. I’ve run my business that way, I’ve taught my classes according to its importance. Being a wife of a physician in a rural community of Oklahoma, I’ve always felt like it was a good way to live life – especially since I felt there was a certain standard I needed to uphold. But how one day makes a difference – from trying to be a light to wanting run as far away as possible and hide in the dark. My husband came home to tell me that he was addicted to pain killers and needed to be admitted to a rehab facility. He had been taken from his office, interrogated, confessed to being an addict. At this point it was either jail or rehab.

Join me as I share my feelings on this page about my past year going through recovery, both him and me. As I talk about the hard times and the blessings. As I share about how fitness has helped me through this time. How I found a new community through Al Anon.

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