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Life And My Absent Husband

Updated on October 19, 2010

Precious Life

The New Little Lion Jayce 9-29-2010
The New Little Lion Jayce 9-29-2010

Jail Birds

My twin sister, Raine insisted on going with me. She said I could probably use a friend after taking David to check into jail. It sounds so like a trip. Just check in at the front desk. It has been a trip but not a real fun one. Enlightening yes, fun not. I am so grateful Raine was with me. Although I was numb and can be hard headed 'a friend in need, is a friend indeed.' I am eternally grateful for her love and support. She so loves the LORD God and has so Blessed my life.

It seems like yesterday in many ways. Time does go all to fast. I do not believe David thinks that where he sits today. Then there are times for me it seems like ages ago. I think because this has been a very long road to a new chapter. It seems like I am not married any longer but I am. David is certain of it. I wonder. Legally yes and in Gods eyes yes. I did take a vow for richer or poorer for better or worse, 15 years ago. David has been gone 3.2 months and will be out in early November.

We all have trials, temptations and struggles to walk in this life. We do not know what may come on the path for us. God will sometimes ask us to do difficult things that seem impossible in the WORLD. On the path God always has a Blessing in store for those that are obedient and Love Him. He tells us we will have difficult times. Romans 8:28 Many times we suffer heartache because we make a bad choice. Maybe we were victims or did nothing when we needed to do something,. Maybe we just got in over our heads because we did not use our heads and talk it over with the Lord. The good news is this, God is the Redeemer. He knew we would make errors that is why he came for us and suffered the Cross. So we could be forgiven. When we take a step of Faith to Salvation we are covered by the blood of Jesus Christ. He will go after HIS 'Lambs'. He is the Good Sheppard.

The Father does test and discipline us. A Fathers love would not be so if He enabled us to stay where we were at. Sometimes we have to look in the mirror. His Grace has carried me and rescued me when I know it was HIM and only by HIM that the ship was saved. Love is like that. I am sure that I have no idea how many times Jesus took the oars to spare me pain. He really is an amazing Father and amazing Grace and amazing love.

There are seasons in life. When a storm comes it may take time for the rainbow to appear but it will come. God did not remove the rainbow and he will steer the boat, if we ask. There is an enemy in this 'WORLD'. If you think not then please open the blinds. I do not like to give Satan any PR. He has plenty and is doomed to HELL and knows his time is running short. He comes to rob us. steal from us, deceive and kill us. He is ramped. Many are lost. It is sad. Many little children grow in homes that never speak of GOD. How would they know who to trust other then man.

When I took marriage vows little did I know my husband would go to jail for DUI number two. I married a sober and clean, God fearing man. I did not check that box if in jail what will I do. I never imagined 'us' being separated by bars. We are in our fifty's, who would have thought. Not I. The wages of sin is death. I thank God as does David no one was injured or killed on the road. We have been 'separate' in many ways for several years. Physically David was removed by God for work, the treatment center then jail for a total of 17 months. God shielded me from the perils of the enemy. He covered David in His Grace and Mercy. There is a plan for David and my prayer and hope is Davids eyes have been opened to the Light of Jesus Christ. GOD is the glue that held us together. I know God is for marriage, HE is the designer. I believe I will remain married but I am not looking forward to the reunion. I feel like a Moses who was told to go to Pharaoh and say 'Let my people GO' or the woman with the child that died and she ran to Elijah and asked why did GOD give me a child to have him die. Elijah lay on the child and GOD worked through him to bring life back to the little boy. It may be difficult but It comes down to a choice. Am I going to continue to trust in the most HIGH God or listen to lies from the enemy. I asked God to work on Davids heart. God is faithful to hear our prayers. I have no idea what GOD has in store for David. He will walk out of jail empty handed but with a change of heart. I get overwhelmed when I think of David coming home. The hard times crop into my brain. I want to trust my husband. I want a sober relationship. I will keep standing on scripture. God will give me all I need. He is the Master. If I have to keep laying it at the feet of Jesus, I will do it. I am not alone. My feelings will change. I am standing on the ROCK.

I met David in the rooms of AA at a Christmas Fund raiser. I had a date and he bailed out on me. My twin sister went with me. I told her she had to go with me. I could not bear to go alone. As it turns out she had a wonderful time dancing and celebrating the season. I saw him sitting there watching the dancers. I looked again. I sat by him. I loved his voice. He talked slow and deliberate. His voice was warm and captivating. He asked me what it was like being a twin. I laughed and asked him, 'what it was like not being a twin?' Later he told me he could have kicked himself for asking such a question. I laughed because many ask the question. I usually did not come back with that answer. We danced and laughed at our steps. There was a raffle for the cause of the homeless. I had donated a free haircut and style and when David walked up to to redeem his winning ticket, I about fell over. He had my number.

The people in the AA rooms listened to him intently. I do not know if it was the tone of his low voice or his story or both but they seemed captivated by his demeanor and personality. He was a warm man. I would look at him and think my this guy has potential. I could see that he had many gifts unwrapped inside of him to give and share with others. This man could have so much. He is smart and a leader. He has compassion and a tender heart. He has a humor that makes one think, is he kidding or not. Many clung to his words on how he managed to stay sober. He spoke of God, allot. I loved that about David. He was a Godly man. He was a natural speaker ebb and flow. The newcomers gravitated to him. David had messed with alcohol for years and was in and out of the program. I asked him what was different about this time he said, 'I want sobriety' David was simple, not complex. He was not drama by any long shot. He grew on me. Once he started sharing in the rooms he went into deep neighborhoods of emotions. He really was is a magical speaker. He mesmerized the audience. He was truly given a gift.

We were friends for a long time. I had a 4 year old daughter and just got out of an abusive relationship and marriage. My twin use to tell me this is all you need to do, start dating. She had just got out of a cheating marriage and we were now roommates. We each had a 4 year old only 2 months apart. I have the girls and Raine has the Boys. Our lives are so uncanny in so many ways.

I liked Davids sound mind and honesty. David was a natural with kids. He so wanted them but his long time love bailed on him and it never came to pass. My little girl gave him a hard time. She thought he was going to steal me away from her. He was so patient with my baby girl and her cousin it was quite magical.

My Precious Ones.
My Precious Ones.

Falling In Love

We just fell for each other. I was so grateful to have a sober man by my side that depended on GOD. We started going to Bible studies together and he was Born Again into the kingdom of God. The Holy Spirit moved on our lives and we were on fire for the Lord. It was an amazing time with the Lord. Those that pray together stay together. We grew in the Lord and were Blessed beyond measure. God is so amazing. He has my heart and he has Davids heart. I know he is amazing Love. I have nothing to fear but fear itself.

David landed an apprenticeship as a plumber. Today he is a Master Plumber. He moved fast and was very good at the trade. Many thought he was genius at it. He climbed the ranks in the commercial field. He made lead man in a very short time and up to supervisor of very large commercial jobs. He had the truck, the insurance, the vacations, the big pay check. We were so Blessed.

The majority of our AA friends around 200 were at our park wedding. Everyone brought food there was no alcohol and we danced. It was great. We loved the Lord and were very much in love. My twin sister was honored to have David as a bro in law. In a few short months I had her DAVID calling her. A gentlemen walked in and I cut his hair. I knew this guy was for my sister. One year later we are at a park, celebrating her wedding to her David.

We got a house, I built a clientèle in the city. David worked hard. We got new cars. We had debt and got a little over our heads not handling our Blessings. I got a bit crazed with the cards. I put us in the hole. David could not dig us out. We filed BK. We surrendered our new vehicles. It was GOD awful but HE did not make it that way. We both contributed me with cards and David with trucks. He was always adding new stuff to trucks or trading his in for a bigger or better. Oh what a life. It was good. God Blessed us. We were involved in missions and went to an awesome church. God helped us pull our life's back together. When everything was gone it was like what did stuff get us. Not much but trouble. God is first place and if there is something before him he will more then likely shake up his kids to show and discipline. Matthew 6:30 'Seek ye first the Kingdom of GOD and all these other things shall be added unto you' God is not up there with a stick. He is soft and gentle and loves His creation. His Grace and perfect timing got us into another home to rent. Our house sold in one week and GOD Blessed us with funds to start anew and fresh. The home just slid under the wire in foreclosing. GOD pulled us through the muddy mire and we were so very grateful and humbled. We knew because HIS love is so great he gave us favor, not because we deserved or earned brownie points God is no respecter of people he takes care of His own. He know what He does.

The first time I smelled alcohol I thought, 'no this could not be'. I confronted David. He said he found it in a box while moving. He just took a drink but it was over, no more. The next thing I know in a matter of days I am trying to take the keys from David. I could not get them. He got DUI number one. He was devastated. I was devastated. He swore it off. He went to meetings. He lost his license and it cost a fortune. He had all these classes and meetings and fines. He lost his job. NO wheels in plumbing is not a good thing. He got another job. I drove him around. I  I was frightened. I was so desperate to walk with Christ. I was humbled and hurting. I knew Christ was the only way. I dove into the Word. I had made some hard errors and I wanted Gods will in my life to be done. I was a surrender child. I prayed and held the hand of Jesus. I felt like Christ was going to take me new places. David got his license back.

Things did not go back to 'normal' David got a job but something was a miss with him. He seemed absent from everything. There was not much I could do. I prayed for him. I sensed he was drinking. He denied. He got pills from the Doctor. I was like a yo yo of emotions. I was so anxious he was going to loose another job. That is when GOD spoke to me. He said, 'when are you going to trust me child?' I knew my dependence was on the Lord not on Davids paycheck. God was preparing me. He is the potter we are the clay. David got another job in the mountains. He would be gone during the week. I was so grateful, I was on fire for the Word and was writing for Christ.  I gave the Holy Spirit the reigns. I knew my lot in life was to share the good news of salvation and help others. GOD put many on my path to encourage and I was encouraged

 I knew inside it was only a matter of time and David may loose another job or worse. The drinking and denial escalated. He lost the mountain job after 9 months.They smelled alcohol. In a few months time and jobless David got DUI number two. If he had not gone to the In house treatment at Salvation Army I think I would have taken his place. (J K, not) I was beside myself. The devil was tearing at the door. I stood on the word of GOD. Alcohol will come in and wipe out a family in no time. It will lie to you and tell you one drink will be OK. It is the first that gets you drunk. Davids drink lasted a long time, around 4 years. I was so relieved he was gone. I saw him some on weekends and a few hours during the week. God Blessed me and took care and provided. He has the most amazing delivery system.

David had his first hearing. The Judge told David to come back for sentencing after he completed 6 months at the Salvation Army. The court date came. But for the grace of GOD the HOLY Spirit moved on the heart of the judge. We could feel the presence of GOD in the court room. David could have got the book, easily up to 3 years for another DUI. David was sentenced to one year in the county jail. The judge said only two other times in his career had he done what he was about to do. He shortened Davids jail term. He took off 6 months for the Salvation Army and 3 months for good behavior and dropped the fine by a huge amount. David would be done when he left jail. NO probation, no mandatory tests, no auditory meetings. Because God loves so much, he moved for David.He touched the heart of the Judge. The last thing the judge said was, 'this is a choice you make to drink or not to drink, you know what damage it does, so are you clear on your choice. I better not see you in my courtroom again for alcohol charges' It was like GOD was speaking to David.

The Officer came out and in a very loud voice called out for David. We were the only one's in the room just feet away. I suppose the officer had his protocol to live up to. He told David to turn around and face the door. Our eyes met as he handcuffed David. David had tears. I was numb. I stood to give a hug and the officer shook his head, a big No. Away went my husband. Just like in the court room dramas on TV.

Phone cards via jail are very expensive so we talk briefly a couple of times per week for only a few minutes. I have visited David on 4 occasions for 30 minutes. I think what I do not want is to be around him. I am coasting and I have no desire to go there.  I know but for the grace of God it could be me on the other side. I drank and drove many years ago and I am so very thankful I hurt no one. It is because of GODS mercy and infallible love I was spared that devestation. 

My precious daughter and I took her new baby to meet Grandpa. Davids heart and eyes were leaping in joy. He had tears. The baby girl he raised now has a beautiful baby boy and family to care for. Gods timing is truly amazing. David is now sober and clean and he has a new grandbaby, the first one. I pray David embaces this most wonderful opputuntiy to be an awesome grandpa. He will surely loose that if he takes a drink. My baby girl will not have it so In the name of Jesus I pray David gets it Lord because he would be tossing his time as grandpa away. That would be a huge heartache. I pray he takes his authority and drives the devil gone. It is his choice. It is going to take me time to trust. I feel sad when I think of it but it is true.

SO David is literally removed. He is the absent husband. I have no one to look at but me. I am excited and look forward to what GOD has in store for me. Some lessons are tuff but in them are His Blessings. I spent a week tearing though closets and cleaning, rearranging. It is like I wanted that part of my life gone. Past tense, history. I pick up a few new items like bedspreads lamps and rugs. It was like I was getting ready for the new. I painted. I cleaned carpets. I dove into Gods arms and know him more. The more I know him the more I love him the more I want to know him. God has revealed much to me. I am so grateful for His wondrous love. He will not leave my side when David comes home. In fact I could be totally in for a miraculous rebirth in our marriage. I feel it will take a miracle and God is not short on those. With God all things are possible.

Life goes so fast, There is no time to mess around. I have been Blessed beyond measure. I never imagined it would be this sweet and awesome to be a 'Nana' I am amazed and eternally grateful and honored. I have been given so much joy. A joy no one can take unless I hand it over. Thank You Lord. I can read Noah's Ark to Jayce one day (God Willing) and speak like the animals. This is truly a new chapter with a beautiful Blessed future. I am a step closer to Heaven. After all this, I have Paradise to look forward to one day. Children of God Paradise awaits us. Praise God.

I do not know how the money comes in time, on time and even early. My income does not quite cut the mustard but Gods knows and he provides a suprise check from insurance or or the likes will come to me. It is like I have been on surf mode and the love of Jesus Christ. A roller coaster of emotions I tossed to the wind. I could what if, myself to illness. What if I get on a roller coaster again? These thoughts will come to me and tap me on the shoulder. It is the Enemy. I took my Scented Blessed Oil a couple of days ago and began making cross's on the door's in the Name above all names, Jesus Christ. The enemy is not coming in. Jesus took him on he is already defeated for us. We have authority over the Devil. God gave it to His children and the enemy has to flee and shakes at the name of JESUS. Because Christ loves us and strengthens us we can do all things through Him. (Philippians) Praise God.

I forgive David. I can choose to forgive and believe or choose to be bitter and belittled. My friend tells me that we have the power to choose our own thoughts. Yes. we do my precious friend matt6v30. Gods words stick with me like glue. God uses others to touch and help us. We have power to choose this day who we will live for and what we will stand on. So my beloved friends, brothers and sisters I have worked on this hub for a couple of days. The Holy Spirit led me to share this story and my my prayer is, if there is something that can inspire you please let it do so and know the Holy Spirit is working though our stories to touch your heart or mind. All Glory to God. I am sure more will be revealed to me.

David knows I write and he encourages me to share. He says, 'if one can be spared grief or pain because of my poor choices then may God touch them where they need touching. Please take what you would like from the story and pass it along if you so desire.'

I ask you to please toss a prayer for David and I. I do not underestimate Gods power. He is so good. I kinda feel like a mail order bride. What can I expect? I can see GOD smiling, How does a mail order bride feel ? OK Lord, I stand on your Word and not how I feel. 'Trust me my child. I AM the Father, be anxious for nothing'.

Be encouraged in your trials. A new dawn will come in the morning. I am so grateful you stopped in for a read and a hub of love. You are loved by an awesome God. I pray you are Blessed in amazing ways. No matter if you have gone down the scale IAM will come for you. If you are a Child of God, He will never leave nor forsake you. This I know because the Bible tells me so.

Prayer of Salvation, John 3:16. FOR God so loved the World that He sent His only Begotten Son Jesus, to die for us so we could have eternal life. Make the choice if you have not, for Jesus. Your life will change. A Child of God you will be.

In Love


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      skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Faith Reaper. I really thought I commented yesterday. Some how the comments did not get posted. Well the enemy can take a hike off a hill to his eternal doom. Here I go again.

      You really are something sister. I cant believe you took all the time to write a tribute to me. I am so very blessed. You are an angel girl and you do shine. The Holy Spirit always jumps out of your pages to touch my heart. The Glory of God moves in you. You are a treasure in His chest. Thank you for your encouragement and heartfelt love. I am honored Faith Reaper to know you. My Love In Christ Jesus. Skye

      All Glory to Him as you so know in Him we can do all things. He is our strength. He is our joy. He is life and power. It is all about Jesus and what He has already done for us, Amen. I love you girl. You are a 5 star diamond. A gem in His chest. Hugs galore Faith Reaper. Love you big times. Keep going sweetie to the crown of Glory. Skye

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      skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Sparklea, Dearest friend. You just shine on these pages. The power of the HOly Spirit moves on me every time I read your words. I was totally surprised with the hug of the day hub. I feel not even worthy but our Lord counts us worthy. Faith is darling and I am so very blessed she posted a tribute my way. You keep shining on these pages sweet sista. U will I know it. Phil : 4:13 May each day the favor of God be on you and yours Sparklea. I love ya girl and I know you have touched so many hearts in His love. Hugs Galore. You are a gem in His chest of treasures you sparkle. Love you pen name. I think I mentioned that once Sparklea fits you to the T. Love, Shine on girl. Love ya, Skye

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      skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Dear Jackie I thought I sent out this comment yesterday. My computer has been a bit shaky and can straighten out any time now. Thank you so much for coming over to my neighborhood. I just found out though this story I had a hug of the day hub. I was surprised and I am so blessed by the works faith has so written on my behalf. I feel humbled beyond measure. There is always an answer girl as you so said. We have the word and He is the way truth and life. Without Him I am lost. With Him all things are possible. You are precious Jackie. I thank you for your generous heart. You and Faith working so hard to send hugs. That is huge and so many will be touched by the works you have done. Keep your thoughts on all that is lovely and pure sister. You are so precious. My Love, Skye.

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      skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      billy buc Dear bro Truly your heartfelt comment touches my being. I know you can relate and you bro have a huge milestone. You are free from the ravages the chains are cut off of you. You have done the work and that is so huge. God is so amazing and He can when we can not. My love and blessings go out your way today and always for abundant life. You are a shining light on the hubs bro and I am so blessed to know you. In Christ Jesus. My love, Skye

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well my dear, this is a story I have heard often within the halls of AA...seems like I went down that road a couple times myself if memory does not fail me. It is so important for these stories to be told....if one person learns from this then yes, the experience was worth it.

      blessings and love to you always


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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Faith's hug hub brought me to read this and thank you for sharing such a devastating and personal story. I hope it will help many to let them know there is always an answer to all our prayers. ^

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dearest Skye,

      Thank you for sharing this powerful testimony here of strength to get through these very trials we must go through in this life, with Christ right there all along no doubt!

      You are such a beautiful daughter of the King and I am so blessed to know you via HP. I know you have had your wonderful writings here on HP for four years and have glorified Him without wavering one bit!

      You are truly an inspiration to me, and I want to thank you for always comments on my hubs with such beautiful Christ-like comments with bless me beyond measure.

      You know who you are in Christ, and that is an amazing thing to understand in this life, and in knowing such, one is able to do ALL things through Him who strengthens us.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      God bless you. In His Love Always, Faith Reaper

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      Sparklea 4 years ago from Upstate New York

      Oh, Skye!! CONGRATULATIONS on Faith giving you the hug of the week! Her wonderful write about you led me to this very profound and informative hub. Voted UP and AWESOME!

      I know that you know I am a twin too. I am married to a David! My twin has had 4 failed marriages, one of them being 'David' - ALSO an alcoholic, whose life was totally ruined. He committed suicide.

      So I can SO empathize with what you have been through. This is one of the most powerful hubs I have read - EVER-and you have NO idea the people you will affect by what you shared.

      You are one beautiful, brave, brave woman, full of heart and genuine sincerity.

      We cannot fail as long as we have Jesus Christ in our lives. He has brought you through some very rough terrain.

      I am THRILLED Faith has written such a beautiful testimony ABOUT what a great and powerful woman you are. EVERY comment you have written on my hubs has been so full of heart!

      God bless you real good. I am so very sorry for what you have gone through and I could feel the emotion throughout. You have experienced so much disappointment and devastation, but Christ has been with you all the way. You are an angel. Sparklea :) PS: LOVE THE PICTURES!

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      skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Michael Aweeee!! Thank You so much for your kind and edifying words. There were days that I was beside myself. No way I would have made it without the Lord by my side and His promises to stand on. The enemy is tricky praise the Lord he is defeated and doomed to hell, already. We are so fortunate to be chosen. Many shine Jesus on and one day they will know the truth, let us pray it is not too late. The harvest is ready the workers are few. I am grateful for the awesome bros and sisters the Lord has sent to hubpages. There were many more for a time. Many have moved on. The Lord does leave a remnant. I am honored to meet you precious Michael and thank you for taking the time to comment as you have. Truly I am touched. You too Michael have a sister in the Lord to stand with you in Christ, for always!!

      Since this hub written several years ago my husband has several years of sobriety. He is stronger in the Lord than I have ever known him to be. He is a changed man.. Thank You Lord. God hears prayers and knows our struggles. He always comes through for His Glory and Good purpose. It is so awesome to share the Lord with a sober husband. God is amazing love. I too struggled with addiction. The Lord healed me. The key is to stay in the word of God and trust in Him!! Because He is the way truth and life. Alleluia and praise God Amen.

      Keep shining your tender heart of Love for Christ Michael on these here pages. You will I am sure of it. Phil 4:13. Your friend and sister in Christ loves ya. Keep your eyes on everything lovely and pure. Hugs galore your way. Skye

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      My darling Skye.. your write is a beautiful testimonial to yourself. The Lord was always with you my dear sister ... you knew it. The trials and tribulations of your husband is what made you stronger.. You are a wonderful human being that I am glad to call my friend .. an amazing write my friend.

      I also battle an addiction from substance abuse and it is a day to day battle just as your husband. Without you to help him through ..he would have never gotten to the point where he is ... as a fellow who believes that that the only way I made it was through the inner strength that was given to me by the Lord.

      You arte special and unique to stay the course and believe in the Lord that he will guide your husband and keep him strong. ..You also are the rock he needs to fight his battles with his demons .. for the devil is always looking for any weakness we addicts show so he can plant that seed of doubt into our lives .. darkening the beautiful aura we have around our families and the ones who love us . You are a great writer my darling and you now have a loyal fan for the word of the Lord ..


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      skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      lady summerset You are a darling, sister. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. I am honored with your kind words and inspiration.

      This season in my life is long since past. A couple of years. Although it was one of the most difficult seasons I just knew God was in it with us. He has worked all things for the good sister. He isa faithful and true. My husband is sober and clean and doing very well. He has grown more in love with Jesus. In fact together we have grown in love more with Jesus. It has been a redemption. Let no man put asunder what God has put together. Anyway we get through the storms and another is bound to happen. I am not one to speak them into my life but I do know we will face trials and tribulations. God is pruning us for His Kingdom to Come. We are a part of it. Amen. I do not think I would trade the painful times because they helped to build me and Praise God they drew me to the healer, counselor, redeemer, Savior, teacher, King of Kings, IAM. I must go over and check our your works dear lady. My Love to you in Jesus.

      Sorry so late commenting. I did not see notification. Silly me. Hugs galore. Keep your eyes on Jesus. Keep going girl. Phil 4:13 U will U can. We can in Christ. Skye

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      Lady Summerset 4 years ago from Willingboro, New Jersey

      Good Day Skye,

      I stopped in to Hubpages and the Spirit clearly spoke your name and I went to your profile for a read.

      There is so much to say and so much has already been said. The love from all the commenters are FILLEd with love! That's when it came to me. We ALL have read, felt, and are praying bringing us into a Community of Love! Feeling your burden brings us right into relationship with the Holy Spirit. He WANTS us to FEEL what you feel so that we can GET it!

      He walked, lived, hurt so that He might know what our humaness was and how frail it could be but because He has overcome already, we are overcomers and more than conquerors!

      I am humbled by your transparency and I will say this -- your journey is a one step, one day at a time journey. Today, It is well! Believe me my sister God Got You and there will be a refreshing at the end of this season and this time you will be able to clearly see the direction He has planned. Take this time to allow God to minister to Skye, David is alright trust that God knows what He is doing for Him.

      As a gifted person, I know that we go through a lot, sometimes it seems to overwhelm us. However, to whom much is given, much is required and He prunes us, squeezes us, and presses us in order to get the best of us!

      Praying for you, David, your daughter, the little one, and Raine .

      Sending much love my sister!

      Lady Summerset

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      skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      sligibay cheers bro. Thank you kind sir for coming to visit. My life was saved in the AA rooms!. From there I was led to Jesus cheers,t the best day of my life. I am eternally grateful for the program many have been spared and saved! I all humility I am so thankful. My husband is sober, clean and walking with Christ. God has done a miracle in our relationship. God is a good God. He loves us so much He wants none to perish no not one. Keep up the service bro. U will Phil 4:13. Love you In Christ. Skye. Blessings galore your way!!

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      sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

      As a friend of Bill W., I can identify with both you and David. We share in common , all of the emotions you describe so eloquently. It took 15 years for me to reach acceptance and embrace sobriety. That was a dozen years ago. One day at a time, I accept the grace of God in my journey to stay sober and help another alcoholic to achieve sobriety. Thank you for sharing your story. Gerry

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      unleashed victory Thank you sweet one. David is home. It has been an adjustment. God has Blessed us. He heard my prayer. David is clean and sober. He has had a change of heart. We are going to have a Blessed future in HIM God is awesome. I asked for a man after Gods heart and I have one. Praise God. He does want His Children to live in the Blessing. The road can have bumps but God is huge and sits on the throne. Than you so much for stopping over for a read. I am touched. Hugs galore.

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      Unleashed Victory 7 years ago

      Skye2day, thanks for sharing this - I believe it has to have helped many. I pray for God's richest blessings for you, David and your family!

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      tim kerner thank you so much brother. David returned Nov 05, 2010. It has been an adjustment. He has a changed heart. God is faithful. I so appreciate your prayers. I have changed so since I wrote this. It is all good, God has me working on me. David is His business and I believe He heard my prayer. I asked for a God fearing husband and I have one. I look forward to life in abundance. It is in us. We need to own it hey. Many Blessings this new year. I believe GOd is raising up HIS Kingdom for much to come. My love and Blessings to you and yours tim kerner. You keep on preachin it brother. Hugs Galore.

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      tim kenner 7 years ago from Greater Orange County

      Happy New Year Skye, I hope and pray the heaviness has lifted and that things are much better. This is a moving hub, you are resiliant and a strong woman of faith and that is truly encouraging. Have a blessed 2011!!!!!!! I have struggled with much of the same regarding David's struggles and know He will prevail against the enemy by the grace of God and I am going to pray outta my shoes and put my iron in the prayer warrior fire. Peace be with you.

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      Laura Deibel 7 years ago from Aurora

      Yes, he and Judge Dana Murray are very tough! Others are very lax.

      OK, be better now.

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Laura in Denver All is well now David is home and Praise God he does have a change of heart but for the Grace of God. He is a changed man. He is in Gods corner. God never left. David got off track. Dont we all. Amen. The Lord is always ready to rescue us if we but ask.

      God is amazing love.

      Thank you for stopping by. Judge is the hardest of core for dui (I have heard) Name Tobias

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      Laura Deibel 7 years ago from Aurora

      Gosh, I'm sorry. Who was the judge?

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      sheenarobin bless You for your comment sister. If one can be touched by the Love of Christ David and I pray they are led to this writing. All 4 His Glory sheena. David is home adjustment for me. I was 'alone' with God

      God wants us together and healing is taking place. I forgave and forgave myself. It is like we have a field of white snow. God is the only word written on the field. He is numerou uno. It is not always easy growing up but God will always see us through. He is in 'His Children's' court. Amen!!

      Merry Christmas sheena. Love you 'sista'

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      SheenaRobin 7 years ago

      Such a beautiful piece of writing! How gracious of you to share your story with the world and enlighten us with your experiences.

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      hsper Your comment is so warm and filled with the Love of Christ. I ask Him to Bless You in abundance and much joy. Thank You so much for your Blessing on David and I. He is home, it is all good. AN adjustment but all good. I believe He is delieverd. Praise God. Merry Merry Christmans

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      hsper 7 years ago

      Skye I pray God will Bless you and your David with His sweet Presence. I am asking him to please surround you guys with warrior angels to beat Satan down and set your Husband free once and for all in Jesus Mighty name Amen.

      All my divine love I send to you and your David. Congratulations! with the new arrival,your grand baby

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      acetnna I really am not amazing.GOd is amazing to rescue us. OUR hope is if one may be spared a pothole on thier journey or spared pain then Glory to God. It is my our testimonies that one grows and can share with others. May You Be Blessed on your journey. I appreciate your very knind comment and visit. Hugs to you acetnna.

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      You are such an amazing person to share your story. God bless you.

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      sa'ge so right and true sister. Thank you for the reminder and I will share with david.

      Love Never Fails. Hugs and Love sa'ge preciuos gem that you are, dancin around the hubs of love. heahea. Praise God.

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      Sa`ge 7 years ago from Barefoot Island

      Wonderful:D Beautiful :D awesome :D see it works :D remember to stay romantically inclined the both of you and you can never go wrong, only grow in love even more. t's all those little things that count. like a love note on the bathroom mirror that says I love you :D stay loving and always surprising something every day, well, at least every few days, heheh....... And that goes for the both of you, no tjust one, tell him I said so :D hehe

      :D aloha :D hugs :D

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      sa'ge you r awesome sweet one I just love your dancing shoes. May God shine favor on your 'dancin' Thank you so much for support and Blessings. I am so grateful for the love. Love never Fails. Hubby got home I am believing for a blessed marriage. All is well Sending Blessings and hugs.

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      Sa`ge 7 years ago from Barefoot Island

      Blessings your way for everyone in your family :D Have a great holiday season, its all coming up pretty fast now. :D hugs :D danced on them tabs of yours.

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      DREAM ON 7 years ago

      I often don't find the time to read too many hubs on the hub pages.Today was one of those days that God gave me the time to read your hub.I also have to read every comment and from beginning to end all I could feel is so much L O V E!!!!You just keep on doing what you know is right.God is the light.Love and prayers for both of you and David.Thank you for your wonderful writings and sharing your life with us.

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      lcg4jc 7 years ago

      My dearest sister I decided to read another hub of yours. I am so glad that I did. You have shared your story and your trials and tribulations. You have been honest and sincere with all you have been through in life. I know you are aware of my pains and all I can say is that I am so grateful to our God that He has placed us here to encourage one another, exhort one another, uplift and praise the name of Jesus together. We have no other comfort but the Lord and His word. His Spirit comforts us especially through these very low times in life. I thank you for not letting go of our Father in heaven, for being an example of love for God no matter what, and for sharing your faith for all to see. May the Lord bless you immensely with all your hearts' desire. I love you in the Lord. Be strong my sister in the Lord and do not fear for the Lord your God is with you.

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      sweetsusieg David is Precious. I look forward to the Blessings GOD has bestowed upon HIM for HIS GLORY I know GOD rescued us from the storm. It is all good. I think this writing helped me to let go because I am not in charge anyway. I am a free bird to fly. This was closure on the past tense. I know it is GOOD because Christ loved us first. I am so grateful to meet you. I will come over for a read. Hugs and Many Blessings sweets.

      Thank You for Blessing me.

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      Sweetsusieg 7 years ago from Michigan

      Isn't it amazing what God can do? Thank you for sharing your trials and tribulations, how difficult this time must be for you. Your David must surely be a wonderful man.

      There have been many times in this life that I know God has done one better than walk beside me, my steps would have not just faltered but failed, had He not been there to carry me through.

      Blessings to you and your family.

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      Sky321 7 years ago from Canada

      I will be praying for you and your husband. Keep sharing and keep up the good faith. Hugs

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      DeBorrah K. Ogans Glory to GOD I can not wait to tell my daughter Two 'Little Lions of JUDAH' born the same day

      Glory to GOD

      Love you precious sista.

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Deborrah K. Ogans You must be kidding me NOT! Really? WOW GOD IS something. Awesome I must come for a read. Oh My It was a beautiful day to be born. The Lord is shining his light on these precious biys I know they are going to be mighty for the LORD. May our Lord GOD Bless you and yours abundantly. I love you. Hugs Galore.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Skye2day, CONGRATULATIONS! We not only share deep abiding LOVE for the LORD! LOOK at GOD! We both now have Grandson's born on the same day! Be encouraged! Great is GOD'S FAITHFULNESS! The gift of life is so Precious! May Jayce bring you and your family much Love, Joy & Peace! HUGS!!!


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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Saintatlarge. I am so grateful for prayers and support. If one can be inspired and or resist a pothole in thier walk Praise GOD. All is GOOD In GOD I trust. Love you saint thank you for your loving words You are a Blessings.Hugs to you and yours In the name of Jesus

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      Saint Lawrence 7 years ago from Canada

      sky, wow; I see how many friends are praying and backing you. Thank God for a community of saints who are willing to carry a part of your heart with them. The Word is full of similarities for us to get strength from and know that God has our back. There is nothing, I believe that he is not capable of redeeming because he has such an enormous love for us. Thank you for sharing. Love to you, St.L

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      bayoulady 7 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

      It is good that you annointed your home with oil and took your authority in Jesus' name. David is very blessed that he has a Godly woman that in prayer has made the decision to give him another chance.This hub will bless many,I am sure of it!

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      skye2day 7 years ago

      tinamarie0994 Thank you precious sister in CHIRST i am looking forward to the new chapter in my life today. I think this writing put it all in perspective again. I am not in charge GOD is and he loves me I trust GOD It is all good. David has a choice and I belive he will live up to it. In HIS name. GOD knows huh I love you and so appreciate you precious gem that you are.

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      Skye 7 years ago

      Traci 711 Yes my sista Christ Has it all in HIS hands and timing. I believe in writing (to GOD be ALL the GLORY) He so Blessed me to toss it all to past tense. In HIM is the Glory and if one soul can be touched or spared grief or pain or be encouraged in our GREAT GOD we are so very grateful. I know GOD loves marriage David and I will have a land, white as snow. The outcome is in GODS hand. He has believed David I believe it. I pray David receives it. It is out of my hands. It always was. I knew that. I am a free bird to fly for the Lords work. Let us see what God has in store for David and for us. It is all good because GOD is good not that I am. He is. Thank You so much for all your love and hugs prayers and support. I adore you. You are so precious. I know the Lord smiles favor on you. 'Sista' sending a hug.

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      tracy711 7 years ago

      Skye, hello my lovely sister in Christ..I was so moved by your experience..there is so much love and yet so much pain and I can feel your confusion on the matter..however I told you that God wanted you to get closer and you did and I don't understand why you are wondering or worrying about Davids coming home after all what it will be is up to God..he knew you before you were in your mothers you know your life is going to be what it is to be..give it all to God...keep loving the Lord and trusting in him and it will all come together..I personally see you and David dancing and finding each other and falling in love again...because after all he is only human and makes mistakes as we all God chooses to discipline him is between him and just keep being a wonderful nana and let God do what he does...I love you and I'm here for you and your lovely family are all in my prayers..Gods love

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      tinamarie9884 7 years ago

      Skye, you are a very godly woman. You are a good writer, I felt all your emtions. Keep the Faith, GOD will never leave you. When things feel too much for you to handle, hand everything over to GOD and leave it in his hands. My prayers go out to you and your family. Many blessings!!

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      Sharon 7 years ago


      I know your plight, as we have shared a lot together. Even though I know a lot of the story it still touched me deeply. You are an inspiration to many, and I want to give you another piece of scripture: If the truth is not in us we deceive ourselves. When David comes home stay in the truth and from there God will lead you. Best of luck always, and I love you deeply.

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      breakfast pop Yes the baby has brought light to this family I prayed HE would be a light That he is!! God answers prayer. David and I are going to make it Hugs Thank you for coming over! I love ya bp

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      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      Dear skye2day,

      You have my thoughts and my prayers and that precious little baby can heal all that bothers you.

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      sir dent It is so nice to hear from you, awesome Thank you so much for your loving words. Yes Jesus is with me. ALL is well. He can turn all things for good for those that love him There is always a Blessing when we are on the path with Jesus. You have Blessed Me. HUGS galore BLESS you Back sir dent

      quuenieproac HELLO MY strength comes from the LORD I am a wimp but I have HIM I thank you so much precious one for your Blessing. I will continue to trust and if I fall short I will come and read these comments. I will read my own words. SO many Blessings to you. HUGS GALORE

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      quuenieproac 7 years ago from Malaysia

      God has carried you through all along. I admire your strength and faith in Him Surely goodness and mercy will follow you. Continue to trust God and you have a great life when David comes home.

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      SirDent 7 years ago

      Such an awesome testimony. I know it had to be difficult to write. I must say that the trials we go through, even though they are not fun and seem to be damaging to us at tiems, are like sandpaper used to remove the rough edges from us.

      You have done well faced with all you have gone through and will go through during the course of your life. Just hold onto Jesus, and all will be well.

      The road the Lord puts us on is a hard bumpy road, but the reward at the end is worth it all and even more.

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      wealthmadehealthy Thank You for your Blessing sister. The LORD is the Glory and I am so grateful for all the prayers and host of brothers and sisters that have stood with me when I felt I could not stand I am grateful I wrote the story it is like I am free I have let it all go and God is good and faithful He has Blessed me so much during this time with HIM I am in His corner and He in mine. As he is in yours and all HIS children I am believing David is delievered. Love you Hugs galore sista. God be the Glory !!!

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      Wealthmadehealthy 7 years ago from Somewhere in the Lone Star State

      HE is your ROCK and salvation....Many blessings to you, and I pray for your happiness when David comes home....Your joy is in the Lord. May HE guide you both in HIS ways...

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      lifegate AMEN brother ALL GLORY to GOD I stand on the ROCK If one soul can be touched through our story alleluia GOD is amazing and wonderful I am in His corner and He is in mine.I am truly grateful that you came for a visit. You are a Blessing Thank YOU HUGS lifegtate. You keep on bro keep sharing the light. Love ya.

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      lifegate AMEN brother ALL GLORY to GOD I stand on the ROCK If one soul can be touched through our story alleluia GOD is amazing and wonderful I am in His corner and He is in mine.I am truly grateful that you came for a visit. You are a Blessing Thank YOU HUGS lifegtate. You keep on bro keep sharing the light. Love ya.

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      William Kovacic 7 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA


      "God will sometimes ask us to do difficult things that seem impossible in the WORLD."--your words, but be encouraged that the world is watching your "impossible" circumstances and is taking note of your God. That's what it's all about. Glad your wait is almost over!

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      cristina Blessings sister I love you and have tears of joy I feel free like I could fly It was like I was set free All the prayers and letting go in this writing. Moving forward I am keeping my eyes up I will STAND on the ROCK. GOD wants to Bless all our lives. He will Bless our paths. Thank You for coming to hub pages you have touched many me included Hugs cristina 327

      heart4theword Hey love you come shining your light and May the Lord Bless you for your love and support I am eternally grateful to GOD for the host of prayers I am humbled Thank YOU so much I am assured GOD is GOOD he will Bless the next chapter love you sista Glory to GOD

      raymong tremain Hello Bro in Christ You are such a darlin thank you my precious priend for all you prayers and encouragment I really am humbled at the host of love poured on me. You are right keep my eyes on the prize Jesus. I will do that I can do all things through Chirst who strengts me. Many Hugs

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      Raymond Tremain 7 years ago from Metro Manila Philippines

      My dear skye you are who you are and when David gets back home he will see Jesus in you.

      yes you have gone thro a lot,but put it now all behind you, do what Paul said that he was in the race and no turning back, just keep looking forward you will see the right path to travel on, and you will see the winning post, Jesus.

      I hope you got my eml.I sent you.

      Love conquers all

      Ramon xo

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      heart4theword 7 years ago from hub

      So happy you have the Lord to call out to, to lean on, to replenish your soul! Not much longer, you will be together again...Love and prayers, Skye!

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 7 years ago from Manila

      It is a marvelous hub indeed skye2day. This is a very inspiring testimony of faith, hope and love and God's never ending mercy and grace. I am greatly inspired by this hub. Surely the good Lord will continue to bless your faithfulness. Thank you for sharing this wonderful testimony here at Hubpages. Blessings to you and your family. Best regards.

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Raine I have tears Your words are beautiful to me. It is like GOD said see I told ya so. I wanted you to share. GLORY TO GOD Trust IN HIM sister. You are going to be healed. I just kmow it. Healiing is taking place. Hugs Galore

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Darlene Sabella Hello sweet one Thank you so much for coming over for a read. I do hope you had an awesome trip. I am so BLessed to know you and I will take that hug. I hope this finds that all is well with you I must get by for a read.

      Tamarjo I am honored by your words of love. Thank You so much for your gracious heart. Many Blessings sister.

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Fred allen Brother I have tears all over the place. It is all good Since i Wrote it is like GOD Blessed me and I am free. Power in Prayer!! God BLess all The precious Bros and sisters that prayed for us. Thank you so much fred. Glory to GOD It is going to be OK I have no where to look but up I am so grateful. I am so honored to know you. Love ya Big HUG

      Texas Lady I am touched sweet precious one that you are. I know these prayers moved mountains. I am believing David is delivered we are set free. I have so much to look forward to as do you. You my friend keep om keeping on. You shine your light on these pages. You are a gem. I love ya.

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      drpastorcarolotta Stand stand stand Thank you for the reminder sister. I will do just that You are so right on my friend GOD is for us. Look what he has done for all of us. He gave his life He redeemed you me and has David covered, I love you sista. You are a shining light. Keep on drpastor

      Loves to read. OH my sister you are so right on. I prayed and knew that baby was going to be a light. You mentioned that and it was like GOD spoke to me. Since I wrote this I feel I am free. GOD is so good and amazing I was holing on to something (fear) Be anxious for nothing Glory to GOD loves to read. Thank you for you prayers. God uses you as a light on these pages. You shine and shine some more sweet one You are preciuos I love you.

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      Raine 7 years ago

      Hey Sis, I know your story and my 'hat is off to you'! You shared yourself so very gracefully. You have done this with gentleness and respect! All people need Christ and you have taken the responsibility to be effective.

      You are adjusting beautifully sis to the amazing changes in your life they come, so don't think for a minute you won't do the same when David is released! How many times did I want to fly the coop? My 'human' assumptions and speculations could have driven me mad, if I had allowed it! But with faith in Christ I stayed put! Our wedding scripture kept flashing across my mind- Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, vs.9 'Two are better than one, for they have a good return for their work vs.10 Two are better than one, if one falls down his friend is there to pick him up...

      I love that picture of Jayce, what a blessing! My prayers for his mommy and daddy are ongoing too!

      A Heart felt message Patti!


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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Kristeen Thank you precious one for you Blessing I am so grateful for your prayers. You are right on ENJOY a NEW beginning. God is amazing love, he did not pull up out of the ocean to throw us back in.

      Froggy 213 You know I love ya and I am so grateful for ya. Thank You so much for you prayers. I know GOD smiles favor on you. I must get over soon for a read.

      DavidWS10 It is so awesome to hear from you. I will by all means give David the message. I am so grateful to you for your love and support. I have tears at all the prayers. God is truly amazing. Thank You. Hugs David

      Quill Mighty Warrior You really are something. You are no mistake in my life or that of hub pages. I am honored to know you. I thank God for you and your support.Quill I so appreciate you sharing your trials. It gives me great hope that you made it through because of GOD and your surrender. I know he has David covered and I have let it all go Writing really helped me to let go. It is like the past is that past tense It is time to move on and forward for what God would have me to be. I will be by David I am nervous but it will be all good. God is good. David is delivered. Hugs my brother in Christ and always to Mrs Quill and quigley, Love you.

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Judi Castro Hello sweet one. Thank you so much for coming over and Blessing me. You are priceless you really are. You have a special place in my heart. I am so glad you are at the hubs I know many are going to be encouraged by your light. Hugs Galore sista I will keep you posted.

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Rev Lady Sister sister You are mighty and precious You are so right on the GLORY is GODS He will take us though the muddy mire into fresh clean waters. Drink.

      He is awesome and He has sent you here to hubs of love and I can see why. You speak truth and have the gifts of the Spurt Many Many Blessings I love You Thank You for your love. Hugs

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      Tamarajo 7 years ago

      your faithfulness to God and your family is precious!

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      Darlene Sabella 7 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Hello Skye, I am finally back from my long trip and your hub was here waiting for me to read. You are right about the challanges live serves to us, and the choices we make are paramount to our future. God Bless you and yours and here is a huge hug from me to you...

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      DeBorrah k organs Sister your words have minister to me and touched me deeply. I prayed after I published because I wanted to make sure I did not air our laundry for the wrong motive ( the enemy was trying to edge in) God showed me that support is Good.That He has the wheel and to share will help me put it behind and move with a clean slate white as snow both David and I but it was about Bringing him Glory and honor which I do because without HIM I would not be typing away. I pray that someone can prevent a pothole on the path by hearing. I pray one may turn to Christ who we know is the only way to truth. I am not unique (many homes unfortunately have a hidden secret behind the doors) Staying in hiding is not a good thing because there are such loving awesome Children of God that will support and pray and see something we may not see. I am so grateful today I have tears because I feel I have been set free.The past is that. The best is yet to come. Christ can drive, I am over it. It is so awesome because He Blessed this family with a precious newborn that is Gods new creation. It is like put down the old and go with the new. Romans 8:28 God can turn all things for good for those that love HIM. David and I love the LORD I thank HIM he comes after the baby lambs the sheep and HIS own. I so love you sista you are so precious. You are going to have a crown that is shining girlfriend. I know the Lord smiles on your tender heart of compassion and honors the time you give to help others. You are a gem to me and so many. Hugs hugs and another hug. I am FREE. Free to fly. I am crying in joy. OMG is awesome. I love you.

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      fred allen 7 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

      Your story touched me on so many levels. From the pain of alcoholism as a crutch, to what brought him to start again, to how he feels now, to what this is doing to you and your marriage etc. All I can think to do is to pray for you. To Pray for David, and to pray for your marriage. I will do just that dear sister.

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      Texas Lady 7 years ago from Texas

      May God's blessings in abundance be with you & David Skye. Please know you are in my prayers, that God will bring healing and restoration for your family.

      Jesus loves you both so much. He is indeed the Healer.

      Peace & love to you always. You are always in my thoughts and prayers.

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      Loves To Read 7 years ago

      My dear and special 'sista' Skye. Isn't God AWESOME. Although our lives can be in shambles He is always there to pick us up and get us going again. While you are coming to terms with the situation between David and yourself for the future and hanging on to God with every fiber of your being. He has rewarded you with a precious gift to fill any void you are feeling. God willing Jaycee may just be the wheel that God uses to drive David down the right road.

      My love and Prayers are with you my wonderful friend.

      I love ya. Big Hugs

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      lyjo 7 years ago

      Hi Sky2,

      I pray for you...and I pray for David, God Bless, take really good care,

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 7 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      STAND! STAND! STAND! And know that God is in your corner. He will give you all the peace, love, security, joy, encouragement that is needed. How do I know? I was once in the same situation, not only with my husband but myself as well. I thought I was going to DIE! But here I am ministering to you and smiling! I gave up and let God take over and He guided me through it all. Notice I said, "I gave up and let God take over". I am praying for you sweetheart! Blessings.....

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      "Quill" 7 years ago

      Hi Skye... consider David, yourself and the family prayed over here in Canada... I wil be taking this request to the warriors at work as we gather each morning for the first 30 minutes of the day... we will focus first on David then on you.

      I know it is hard Sister, I thank the Father for your love first to Hi then to David... stand firm on your faith and allow God to work in Davids life.

      Blessings and Hugs

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      matt6v30 Thank You warrior. Your words lift me up. I will stand on HIS WORD He is the Rock. I am so grateful for your prayers and love jmm. You are in my prayers. I do hope u feel better soon. U scared me there. whew I was not ready to let go of my bro, helpmeet. Not that it is my call. tee hee. Press on bother. You are loved. God has work for us to do hey? Hugs Galore your 'sista'

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      jimyles Thank you precious brother. I like that prayers on the way to Gods ears no I love that!! Glory to God.

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      Martie Coetser 7 years ago from South Africa

      Skye, your positive attitude and faith in God will surely bear the sweetest fruit. May you and David for once and for all find peace in the coming new episode of your live. It is so sad to read how alcohol destroyed your joy. What a horrible devil it is - the biggest destroyer of love, happiness and peace. And actually the devil is not the alcohol, but our own urge to escape from reality, our own inability to make the right choices and obeying God by doing that. My wish for you and David is sheer happiness in your new life. Don’t listen to the fears in your heart – listen to all the promises of God. Love u!

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      DavidWS10 7 years ago

      Skye, I am thrilled you shared this with us. Whenever David is feeling down, let him know about me and my 8-1/2 years, and quote Romans 8:28. If God can carry me through my extended dry season, He is more than capable of carrying both you and David.

      "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace."

      Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV)

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      Greg Boudonck 7 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Skye, both you and David just received prayers from the frogman.

      I am so proud of you to be able to tell your pain.

      You are such a strong woman and you tell David that Froggy says that he needs to give it ALL to God. I know, because I too, am an addict.

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      Christine 7 years ago from Michigan

      Skye, You are in my prayers. God is smiling on you and David now and giving you a new beginning. Just relax and enjoy it. You have a beautiful family. thanks for sharing.

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      Judicastro 7 years ago from birmingham, Alabama

      Sweet sister

      So good to hear from you, although painful but yet inspirational to see where Father is taking you through all this. Bless you and David and your sweet little family. Praying for y'all.

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      RevLady 7 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      All glory to God!

      Skye2day, I rejoice in the faith you have maintained in the midst of family adversity. It has not been easy for you, but what in life is really? The challenge is to glorify God by remaining faithful which you are certainly doing.

      May I emphasize the comments of pastor DeBorrah for truly Jesus is always the answer to humanity’s deepest pains and sorrows. God has not abandoned David and is patiently waiting for his return home to his Father.

      May God bless and keep you are you walk the pilgrims path!

      Love, peace and joy in Him who is THE answer.

      Forever His,

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Skye2day, GOD BLESS YOU!!! You are so dear! I applaud you for your heartfelt tranparency! This is a most difficult place to be. One in which you must continue to cleave to the Lord and take it day by day… There is no better place to lean than on the Lord! Praise God that He has surrounded you with great support…

      Temperament has a lot to do with the way we each respond as individuals… It is clear that David has some deep seated pain that he is not been able to deal with. There is a definite stronghold here… Therefore he continues to anesthetize himself and go through life under the influence… His addiction is a clear indication of that ongoing unresolved pain. Oh if one could give their Belief to someone else and Trust to deepen their Faith to break the vicious cycle! He is in a mental prison… This does not excuse the behavior but it does help to understand and show that he is hurting. So much so that he is willing to put his life as well as the lives of others in jeopardy and risk driving under the influence…

      You have stood by him during this tumultuous roller coaster ride… Your ambivalence at times is understandable. It becomes increasingly apparent that one has to open up from the inside and allow that key to turn to embrace their deliverance.

      Praise God for the gift of His Joy! No one can take it from you! Continue to be strong in the Lord! PRAISE GOD! Even in the midst of this predicament your spirit is anchored in the Lord! Your spiritual eyes are open and your focus is in the right place and that is on the Lord! May His perfect PEACE continue to comfort you! Praise God! “Paradise awaits!” But right now the Lord has more in store for you on this side of Heaven

      It is saddening as well as inspiring because of your plight with David! Yet you beam with encouragement because you demonstrate that in spite of the situation you are steadfast and unmovable in the LORD! As you say; “God’s word sticks to me like glue!” Wonderful! This will Bless many going through! He is a Solid ROCK and His Light is shining through you…

      May the Lord continue to be the source of your ongoing Strength, Grace, Joy and Peace! HUGS TO YOU!!! KEEP looking up! The LORD will NEVER leave nor forsake you! In HIS Love, GOD BLESS YOU!

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      matt6v33 7 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      Young Lady,

      Remember always. Phil 4:13!

      Then Guess What?

      U Will!

      Hang in there!

      Keep Going!

      U R Needed and Loved,and admired, and Wanted, and Respected, and Looked up too, by many thru out this Loss and Dying World we find ourselves in!

      Keep The Faith Missy!

      And remember always, this question: When is it EVER Wise, to Allow another, or Life's circumstances, to Ever Dictate Your Emotions?

      Answer: NEVER! daaaaaaaaaaaaa

      So this day, my special one, I pray that you will Never Ever Let It Happen To You!

      Stay focused, and Keep Going. And finally, remember too, that its all about " Baby Steps, my dear Help-meet, Babysteps"

      For You Can, Do ALL things In Christ, who strengthens You!

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      jjmyles 7 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Thanks for sharing such a personal story. My prayers for you and David are on their way to Gods ear.