I sit here and wonder what's next… And the answer I came up with is:
“Take your time. Easy does it. You have been through a lot and learned a lot in the three years you have been here at Star of Hope. It has all been for the better of my family and myself.”
I cried some nights and yes, I made it through with GOD'S guidance and the support of the wonderful staff here at the Transitional Living Center. If you were to ask me, “What did you learn while here?” I don't take it for granted that I learned how to stay clean and sober. But, the most important thing I would say is to believe in myself and hold my head up high ... I have nothing to be ashamed of. I will try to be the best person I can be while I am still here. Yes, I do have my moments, but I remember that my walk isn't for me. It is for the next person that walks through the front door of Star of Hope. So they can say, “ I can make it.”
So now, with the love of GOD that I have in me, I plan to carry it where my path will take me. And most of all I will never forget the treasures I have stored up in my heart … that with GOD'S help, I too can be that shining star that I have learned to be so that the next person I meet can also share the love of CHRIST that I got while here at the Star of Hope.
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