Celebrating Life in Recovery

My Story Doesn’t End With a Bow

Three Angels Broadcasting Network

Program transcript

Participants: Cheri Peters (Host), Angelia Waite


Series Code: CLR

Program Code: CLR000126C

00:01 The following program discusses sensitive issues
00:03 related to addictive behavior.
00:05 Parents are cautioned that some material
00:06 may be too candid for younger children.
00:13 Welcome back.
00:15 We don't have a lot of time, so I just want to say,
00:18 man, I have been blessed beyond measure,
00:20 I think you guys are fabulous.
00:22 Can you wrap up a little bit about your sons,
00:25 and then just somebody out there that saying,
00:27 I don't know if I can get out of bed
00:29 or I don't know what to say to my friend
00:31 that just lost her child
00:33 or just lost her spouse or whatever.
00:34 Can you say a few things to them before we close?
00:37 Yes, absolutely, you know, our sons they are,
00:40 they live life big, they live it loud
00:43 and Benjamin the oldest one said,
00:46 "You know, mom, I feel like we have a life and a half
00:50 because Ramsey didn't have life."
00:52 And so they live like that.
00:54 Everything they do it's huge and I love that about them,
00:58 so they live out loud
00:59 I believe they're the true meaning for that.
01:01 Amen.
01:03 Well, so for those folks out there hurting today
01:05 and, you know, my word to those folks
01:08 is that you're broken...
01:13 and it's going to take you some time.
01:14 So you're broken, so don't make any big decisions,
01:19 don't change things too much, allow some time to pass,
01:23 allow some time to pass.
01:25 I understand that some of the things
01:26 you're hearing on the inside
01:27 are coming from a broken inside and you need time,
01:30 and you need the whole thing to play itself out.
01:33 So I would ask you to stay in the game long enough
01:36 to make it, so stay in the game.
01:38 I love that.
01:39 You know, I tell people all the time,
01:41 whether they're walking through a divorce
01:42 or the loss of a job or even the loss of a home.
01:47 I say, no matter what, do not throw in the towel,
01:50 don't give up as long as you don't throw in the towel,
01:53 you will win.
01:55 You heard both of them, don't throw in the towel.
01:57 If you are dealing with something
01:58 and you feel like I can't even get out of bed,
02:01 don't get out of bed.
02:02 Let somebody take out the trash.
02:04 Let someone come over and help you.
02:06 Let a friend minister to you,
02:08 put you on a stretcher and carry you
02:10 if they need to, but let it happen
02:12 and just give yourself the time that you need.
02:15 Until next time,
02:16 always remember that God is crazy about you, me too.
02:19 Bye-bye, God bless.


Revised 2016-09-19