This month’s guest blog is written by Lisa Wenninger, founder of Authentic Truths, who shares her personal journey of mothering two children who battle addiction.
A person’s steps are established by the Lord, and he takes pleasure in his way. Though he falls, he will not be overwhelmed, because the Lord supports him with his hand.” Psalms 37:23-24 (CSB)
I am the parent of adults who battle substance use and addiction. I believed I was a failure for a long time because of their choices. However, I am no failure, so I worked endlessly to fight in this war with them. As I marched along with time from one year to the next, the losses piled up.
When they compromised a win, I felt the crushing defeat with each relapse. I internalized every misstep they chose. For years, this was my routine. I planned to fix what I saw, engage, and be proactive in their growth.
My plan failed miserably.
By the time I woke up to face…