Bound by the chains of addiction at 51

Bound by the chains of addiction at age 51, I was certain that my life was nearing an end. I was okay with that.  Too many years of pain, abuse and subsequent self-loathing had brought me to a place where I just wanted peace, however I could get it.  Then Myra Muckle entered my life and the healing began.  The first time I saw Myra she looked directly at me, not through me.  It has been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul and Myra’s ‘windows’ were wide open.  I knew immediately that I could fully trust her but I also knew that she would take no nonsense from me.  Myra’s gentle smile meets her eyes, revealing compassion, mercy, honesty and wisdom.  As an addict I was not accustomed to an approach that held no judgement.  Over a two year period, Myra helped me to peel away the many layers of myself and get to the heart of the matter.  There were tears and laughter along the way, from both of us.  She felt my deepest wounds as if they were her own and she celebrated my victories, never taking credit for her part in my recovery.  Humility is a rare attribute.  Myra is one of the most humble and honorable women I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Myra is a true Isaiah 61:1 servant.  She has been sent to “bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.” She does not take her calling lightly!  She stood in the gap for me more times than I can remember, never giving up on me and speaking truth in love over my life.  She taught me exactly what I am capable of, both good and bad!  I am now over 4 years clean and sober.  I am living life to the fullest.  I am restored, redeemed and renewed. I am forgiven.  Myra showed me that I am worthy of this life and I am honored to call her my friend.

B.H. – Gainesville, GA