I started this blog to help others. I wanted to give them a point of reference or a place to come and see that they are not alone in dealing with family suffering from the conflict that comes addiction in the family.
When you have someone in your family that isn’t living a life that promotes happiness and good feelings and security, you need someone in your life that does.
My brother has a brain injury. In his 59 years of life, he has had to create ways to support his family and himself. He has had to overcome his injury and be creative.
He was only in the 7th grade when his brain issue was discovered. He has had severe seizures and several brain surgeries that have added to his damage and now he is in full dementia.
My brother has no short or long term memory. He is bored. He has never been one to sit idle, but now that he can not remember what he is doing or how, he sits in front of a tv and does nothing but sink into depression. He doesn’t know why he is where he is and wants to do anything other than watch tv. Then he forgets what he wants to do. It is a horrible thing to watch and painful to know that he just wants to be productive.
My Class today started with watching this video that was created by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It is used to help strengthen the youth and allow them to see that know matter what the problems are in your life, if you let Christ into your heart, you will be better able to handle them.
I have been working on my “Becoming Project” now for 7 weeks. I set the goal to be more “Forgiving like Christ”. It has been an amazing journey of discovery and release.
I have discovered that by working on this goal, I am letting Christ deeper into my heart. He has helped me to let go of the bitterness and anger that hold my pain in and caused me such misery.