I knew that we were going to have a good showing at Septemberfest yesterday. I knew that we were all going to wear matching shirts. I even helped to organize these things.
Let me tell you what I was not prepared for…
I was not prepared for all the emotions I would feel going down the parade route.
I wasn’t prepared for people in the crowd to see their family members that are in treatment and run up to them and hug them and tell them they’re proud of them.
I wasn’t prepared for people in the crowd to yell out “RECOVERY ROCKS!” or “MY DAUGHTER HAS BEEN CLEAN 12 YEARS” or “WE’RE SO PROUD OF ALL OF YOU!”
I wasn’t prepared to look up during our prayer and see this sea of lives that are being restored and redeemed proudly declaring that “addiction is losing.”
I wasn’t prepared for the visual of SO MANY HUMANS walking in unity.
I am so blessed that this is my life!