Because of my selfishness everyone in my life has suffered, especially the ones I care most about. With all this being said, I walked through the door of Safe Harbor on a cold night in December after having lost my job and my place to live. I spent the last money I had on my drug choice rather than another few nights in a motel. I drove around all day wondering what I was going to do. I guess in a moment of clarity I thought to myself "I can't keep doing this anymore!". I walked through the door and didn't know what to expect. I've never tried treatment before because I always thought I could do it on my own, how wrong I was!
Clint was the first person I met here. He took the time to listen to me and how desperate I was for help. I literally said "I GIVE UP! I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO!". After a few days of getting adjusted here & my mind clearing up a little bit I started attending the classes here. I wasn't sure what Faith Based Recovery was, but having failed at doing things "my way" all my life, I kept an open mind and I'm so very glad I did.
My second Saturday here Jesus touched me. Minister Mac comes on Saturday evenings for our 6 pm class. Jesus used him to talk to me and I accepted Jesus into my life. It's made all the difference for me! For so long I was so afraid of believing in something other than myself. Since being here I realized that if you let God into your life and you truly believe in your heart in Him, His grace and mercy, that nothing is impossible.
I'm truly grateful for Safe Harbor and all of the things they have done for me. I have a warm, safe place to be, I have food, I have a job, I have a ride to and from that job. I have a staff that supports me and cares about my recovery! I found a church home at Christ the Healer that Minister Mac introduced me to. Miss Margy found me a job at AHC Hardwood that I truly enjoy. Miss G has been super supportive to my attending AA meetings, which led me to find a sponsor with whom I've connected with, and am working the steps in the program. Clint is always there for me to talk to when I need it. Bob is a great listener as well. Chaplain Mike, from the first time I spoke to him, could see that I am willing to turn my life over to the care of God. I am truly blessed to be where I am today and I know it wouldn't have been possible without the love and support I get from everyone here at Safe Harbor.
I pray that God continues to work in me and for me. Without this program I may have never received any of these blessings, and again I am truly grateful for what I have in my life now and the miracles that are happening for me."