My week in California was a successful. For the first time in I don't know how long I was able to arrive back home and look my wife in the eye and know I wasn't harboring any dark secrets or lies or deception or naughy misdeeds.
It didn't go completely smooth, however; I did have to navigate through a couple of rough spots. But the fact is I navigated through them successfully, kept faithful to myself, my family and my recovery, and arrived back home safe and sound.
It feels really good. I'm in a good place.
5 more days and I'll be 2 months sober.
"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints." Ephesians 6:10-18