Wed, 12 October 2011
This past Sunday was really a treat from Nancy J. As of October 5th, she has 38 years abstinent and had a lot of recovery to share with us as a result of that. When she got to program, she weighed 325 pounds and today she is at a normal bodyweight. After growing up in an abusive home where food was her comfort, and after surrendering to her drug and alcohol addiction, she made it to OA. In OA, she became aware that nothing could ever satisfy her and that she had a distorted self perception. After 4 months of coming in and out of program, she finally let go of the punitive God she grew up with and found a Higher Power that worked for her. This concept blossomed out of the simple fact that God existed and she wasn't it. Gradually, by taking the hand of those who came before her in the fellowship, she found her voice and a strong recovery.