I’m Never Drinking Again

Photo credit: mrose photography

I was never much of a drinker in school. I can count on my right hand how often I did throughout my entire high school career. Once I graduated, my “habit” picked up slightly, but was still a non issue, until one day…

When my oldest kid was 4 months old, my husband and I went out on a date. I was only 20, but he was 21 so he bought me some drinks. I think I had 3 wine coolers. I was definitely a light weight. 

When we got home, I picked my baby up and stepped into the kitchen. My shoes were snowy from being outside and I slipped and fell. I felt like the most horrible mom in the world, but my son was perfectly fine. That night has always haunted me a little. 

There were a few other times that I went out and drank over the next couple years, but it never did much for me, and I still had residual guilt from falling with my baby in my arms. So, I did it. When I was 22, I promised God that I would never drink again.

And I didn’t…for 7 years.

What I wish I would have taught my kids: Never make a promise to God unless you intend to keep it. But if you do and break it, receive His forgiveness! Then forgive yourself and don’t EVER look back.

Published by Ms. Clack

Daughter of the King, wife, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, aunt, teacher

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