Those in recovery -- and anyone else who believes in the power of miracles -- I am asking for prayers for a commenter on one of my hubs.
Her husband has been slowly killing himself with drinking and she was getting desperate. He simply would not accept help. Would not even allow EMTs to come to his house.
Well, it appears his bottom got handed to him in an abrupt way.
He is now in ICU fighting for his life.
Please join me in praying for his physical recovery so he can (hopefully) start a journey of recovery from alcoholism.
Yours in serenity
MM, I'm not a religious woman. But, for what it's worth I'm thinking of him and sending him love, and hoping he makes a recovery. Hollie. X
I do not know the back story, yet just know I will be apart of "recovery friends" and keep him in my thoughts. This is the most difficult position to be in as a person who has been through the dark time. To watch our fellow friends embark the life of loving an alcoholic and watching them hit bottom after bottom, I will keep her close to my thoughts as well.
All the best, and please keep up informed,
Sending my telepathic hugs
Thanks Hollie and jenubouka,
It's a familiar enough story. A family member desperate. No idea what they are really dealing with. Not understanding why her husband refuses help.
"My kids write him cards saying they hope he gets well soon" and that making her cry (makes me cry just thinking about it).
Alcoholism is simply devastating on everyone it touches.
This situation took a medical crisis -- sounds like liver failure.
No guarantees he will even make it out of the organ failure.
But if he does, I take that as a sign. That there is HOPE for him and his sweet wife Jenny.
Don't know why her story spoke to me so loudly. Guess because I have lived it on some level myself. And have a good friend who recently lost his mom to the disease in an ugly way. He is coming up on 2 years sober himself.
So miracles are big on my mind right now.
Thanks for your prayers and support.
The power of positive thinking (prayer) can be an amazing thing. My prayers and thoughts are with him and his family. My partner has been in recovery for 21 years, and always makes clear that; the fall is but one drink away. The darkness of addiction has brought many very strong people to their knees. My prayers are that the alcohol beast will fail miserably, and your friend Jenny will be returned the loving husband she deserves.
You're doing such good work here Mighty Mom. Your service is being seen by greater eyes than ours...
HubHugs and Blessings~
You're doing some pretty amazing education here yourself.
Congrats on the 100 score.
And hooray for your partner. It's a journey and every day is a new day.
The ONLY day that counts.
Another distressing comment recently was from someone with 25 years who went out. So much self-loathing. I do NOT want that to EVER be me!
Gotta keep working recovery every day. Never, ever forget the power of the enemy.
And/or the joy of serenity!
I'm so sorry to hear this but I will be sure to send my prayers immediately. This is another reminder that the disease can be fatal. I will pray for Jenny and her husband. Blessings to them and to you for reaching out.
Everyone can use a prayer in the tough times. I try to pray for everyone and so will remember Jenny's husband as well. I really hope he gets better.
As you know I am not a religious person. But this person has indeed touched you. So my friend, I open my heart and thoughts for your friend. I hope for a full recovery and hope he sees the toll this has taken not only on himself,but on his family as well.
Prayers will be said for a complete physical recovery and for serenity, courage, and wisdom for all involved.
Much love, MM.
I'm so, so pleased to see such support.
And such diversity of support.
From so many wonderful sectors of the hubber community.
THANK YOU ALL
"Dont say how big your problems are, see how Big GOD is"...i'm sure God will do miracles...we must just pray with complete trust in Him & i'm exactly doing that!
Thank you, shara63.
It's nice to meet you.
Hope you are enjoying Hub Pages.
I will say a prayer for Jenny's husband! Sometimes the addict has to hit rock bottom before they will truly see that they have a problem. I would consider this rock bottom, and hopefully he will make a full recovery from this, and be on his way to a new way of living~sober.
Thank you so much MFB. I like your avatar and your attitude!
Update on Jenny's husband.
Day 43 in the hospital but no change in liver function.
Please keep up your prayers for physical healing to be (hopefully) followed by the psychic change that will open the door to alcoholic recovery for him.
I just came across this and read the entire thread. I will keep him in prayer in our thursday night prayer group.
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