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Saturday, January 7, 2012

It's a Drink Free Weekend!

I was so happy to be at Celebrate Recovery last night. But the kids had the most fun of all! My Church's youth group had a fun "hang out" night at around the same time as my meeting. So Zach and a friend he brought had a great time playing football. Our new building, the nZone, is a sports complex opened to the public with many indoor playing fields. Brandon and Faith had a great time in the toddler room ,which is where child care is provided for parents attending Celebrate Recovery. (it is the "toddler" room for Church and people who have memberships at the nZone. Just a good room used for child care during CR meetings, even tho they are not "toddlers" any more) I will share a frightening story that happened last night. One of those moments that make me feel like a bad mom with many "what ifs" running thought my mind!
After my meeting, I stayed a while watching the boys play football. When they were finished we were still in the nZone talking and retrieving every one's jackets. Faith and Brandon were with me, spinning in circles and giggling. I spoke with someone for a couple of minutes and when I turned back to the kids - one was missing. It was Brandon. Brandon is notorious for hiding from me in public places. I started to panic and looked everywhere for him. Zach checked the bathrooms and the now dark toddler room. I started walking towards the front doors when I noticed a flash of red outside - it was a woman carrying my crying son. (wearing the red t-shirt pictured above) I ran to the door and he had really been crying! The very nice woman said she found him outside on the sidewalk crying out for his mom. I told her she must think I am a terrible mom! She said no, she remembers when her kids were this age... I hope that is the case. Because how can a mom let her baby out of her sight?? I felt terrible! Brandon was crying saying we left him. I kept thinking he could have been hit by a car in that dark parking lot! He said he stayed on the sidewalk looking for me. I told him I would NEVER leave him and if this should ever happen again (come on Peggy, don't let this happen again) to stay INDOORS and find an adult for help. Sheesh!! How scary. I still don't understand how we separated enough for him to not see any of us and think we left??? The only thing I can think of is that I went back into the toddler room to get Zach's jacket. :( At any rate, I am thankful everyone is ok.

I am happy it's Saturday and I am off for my weekend! Normally, I would be psyched because I would have a weekend of drinking. But I actually feel good and look forward to a drink FREE weekend spent with my family. I am bringing a large group of friends to Church with me tomorrow morning, they want to commit to going every Sunday this year! I hope they like my Church, but if for some reason they do not (not likely), I hope they stick with their commitment and go Church shopping on their own.

Have a blessed weekend!
I Love U Daddy!

It is for freedom of (alcoholism) that Christ has set us free. Stand firm then and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. ~ Galatians 5:1

Thank you for sharing with me Angel.

1 comment:

Not So Simply Single said...

Good for you! Being around other sober people is what it is all about. We can't do this alone.

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