Serenity In Action
This spunky "skelly" is running off to her own NA meeting. She
is a reluctant leader but is a good listener and knows that
her recovery depends on giving help to other addicts.
She has the Serenity Prayer in an app on her phone but knows
it by heart now. Her family tries to understand her "new
personality." With prayer they will weather this change in the
family dynamic. She prays for them as they all try to forget
the dark times.
Our small Episcopal church, in the mountains of Eastern
Kentucky, has opened its doors to Narcotics Anonymous for many
years. The Serenity Prayer, twelve steps, open hearts and
coffee fuel recovery for many addicts. Last year my own family
became a part of this grace in action. My family member is
about to realize six months of sober living. These figures are
my way of giving praise for that milestone and my own healing.
My "skelly" dolls embody the alienation that addicts and their
loved ones often feel.