Today is one of those days that I would love to just sit back with a beer in hand and enjoy. Usually these type of days happen in the summer. I wish that I could grab a beer, a good book, and enjoy time in my hammock.
Because I am a lousy drunk, this cannot happen. I don't ever want my son to see the side of me that comes out after only a few drinks. I will protect him from that person at all costs and if that means that I don't drink at all, so be it.
I am a very lucky that I met my husband many years ago and he insisted that he didn't like that other person as well. I very easily could have ended up in one of those inpatient treatment centers, but I was willing to give it up for a family. I am very fortunate that God was looking out for me and made that a possibility.
It doesn't change the fact that several times a year I crave a nice cold beer. The feeling doesn't usually last long and it is not an overwhelming urge. Again I am very fortunate to have a loving God looking out for me.