In December, I had the opportunity to participate in a video project put on by the LDS Church. I flew to Salt Lake City, and with other amazing, strong women, I was recorded reading a letter with "Advice to My Younger Self"--what I wish I knew when I first found out about the addiction, my perspective now.
Being there with these amazing women was incredible. I felt so blessed in numerous ways to have this opportunity. The Spirit was strong, and I knew I was a part of something special.
The videos are posted on the Church's addiction recovery website.
Here is the link to my letter in print.
Here is the link to my video.
Here is the compiled video (snippets from everyone's videos). It's simply beautiful.
I'd encourage you to check out all the videos. Each person has unique perspective because of their own situations. There are even videos for parents of addicts.
This project was to provide another resource for people just finding out about the addiction. It's helped strengthen me, and I've been on this road for four years. I KNOW it will be a strength to those new to this. Please share