I used to be a party girl. A serious one. I’m not talking about dinner with friends that included a couple of drinks. I’m talking about getting all dolled up and hitting the club. Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Every weekend.
This was mostly during the first year after my divorce. An obvious symptom of depression. But I was young(ish) so who cares. A girl has a right to party.
The problem was that during that time I was a drinker and a driver. And if you know me you know I drink a lot. There were so many nights when I had absolutely no business on the road. None whatsoever. I can remember coming out the next day, on more than one occasion, and seeing I had left my car unlocked or my ID and money on the front seat, or both. I have woken up with bags of food next to me with no recollection of stopping at a drive thru. Thankfully, I have never woken up next to someone I didn’t know.
After all those crazy nights, I am so thankful to be able to say that I have never been pulled over, caused an accident or ended up in jail. I don’t say this boastfully, but I am so thankful that is the case. I could have easily been that person calling my momma from jail to bail me out or standing on the side of the road doing a sobriety test.
This morning at church, the minister encouraged us to share something this week that the Lord has done for us. I had already been planning to talk about this, so today seemed like a perfect day.
I am so thankful for grace and mercy when I surely did not deserve it.
What are you thankful for today?