I believe that the experiences in our life are not just for the sake of experience. We are to learn, grow and when we can use them as a platform to help others. That being said I’d like to welcome you to my new blog, “When My Father Wakes Up”. That is what my brother said when our mother asked him when he was going to stop drinking.  It is my hope that you will be blessed as I share my experiences and insight from growing up with an alcoholic brother. I planned his funeral when I was 30. I didn’t feel 30. I felt too young to be burying my 33-year-old brother.

I live in Orange and go to Main Place Christian Fellowship. They have a sober living home called the Inside Out Men’s Home and I love hearing the guy’s testimonies. I love lives changed by God. There was  a time I would have been bitter because Paul didn’t become sober this side of Heaven but now I fully rejoice when I see addicts set free.  I am married with 2 children who by the Grace of God have steered away from alcohol. I don’t take that for granted. I pray for His Hand upon their lives and am open about my brother’s alcoholism.

So welcome to one corner of my world. I lost my brother in 1997 and I felt so alone both then and in the years prior. I like to read but wasn’t finding any books about alcoholic siblings. Was I the only one I wondered? The support group was filled with children or spouses of alcoholics, no little sisters.  I don’t want others to feel alone.

I’ve got 3 pages right now, Testimony Time, Then Monday Came. and Resources.  In Testimony Time you can find out how to share your story.  Then Monday Came is the title of my memoir and I will be sharing excerpts until the book is available. The Resources page is just that: a place where you can find help which will be updated as I find out new things.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Robyn Burke
    Dec 09, 2011 @ 14:56:09

    congratulations Lisa on this new launch! May you be blessed as you bless others with your words.


  2. Lois Hudson
    Dec 09, 2011 @ 15:36:59

    Beautiful new page. I pray it will touch others with your passion and compassion.


  3. Ann Fetter
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 21:51:17

    What a generous gift to share your painful experience so others will realize they aren’t alone. You will be a blessing to many. It’s a beautiful page Lisa.


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