"Stay. Stay by his side. Not forever but for now."

February 9, 2014

Sweet friends:

Next weekend the Spring edition of Shattered Magazine will be hitting the shelves of Barnes and Noble and Books-A-Million, as well as people's doorsteps.  I had the opportunity to write an article for them this quarter and I am so honored I was given the chance...and let's be honest, I am p-u-m-p-e-d to see my very own writing in print.  It's a dream coming true! 

If you have not already subscribed to this gorgeous magazine, please consider doing so soon!  You can do so at the link above.

A small snippet of the article is below.  Thank you all for your support throughout this journey!

The next four months were spent constantly praying, constantly trying to understand what he was going through, encouraging him to a fault and being as supportive as I could while still processing that my boyfriend was an alcoholic.  It was as ugly as it was beautiful at times.  I wish I could say I handled the entire situation gracefully and lady like, but the truth is that there were a lot of tears and a lot of questioning.  Questioning where he was, what he was doing; questioning what the Lord wanted me to do with all of this.  

And God always answered with, “stay.”  “Stay by his side.  Not forever, but for now.”

Exactly four months from the day that he went to rehab he was taken from our world.