I am finally on my way! I am currently sitting on a greyhound bus driving through Missouri. It’s my first bus ride. I’ve traveled a lot by airplane and I wasn’t expecting this. I thought I’d be able to sleep the whole ride, but it’s 6 am and I’m wide awake! My body is following its daily routine. Ignoring the fact that I only got 3 hours of broken sleep last night.
There have been some interesting people riding with me. I overheard one lady talking on the phone saying “I thought the trees would have turned blue and green by now, but they are still brown.” I laughed and thought about the day that my trees were blue. Bless the Lord my trees are not blue anymore! Everybody gets off the bus at every stop and smokes cigarettes. Then they come back reeking of smoke. Praise the Lord I have not craved it! I was prayed up on that. I know that my first opportunity would be this trip to screw up and I didn’t! I’m delivered from smoking!
When I first got to the bus station I felt a little awkward. It was weird being around people. I didn’t know what to do with myself. I was afraid to talk to anyone because I wasn’t sure how much I wanted them to know about me. But I finally opened up and relaxed. There are some people that just need someone to talk to and although I’ve never been much of a talker, I am a good listener. I’ve had all kinds of treats that I haven’t had in close to 3 years: Goldfish crackers, KitKats, Grapes, and Apple Juice. And let’s not forget McDonalds! Well my trip is coming to a close. The next stop is mine. I think I will spend the next hour in prayer for the next chapter in my life, which begins today.
I’m back. We just ad another stop to get gas and I had to do a little bragging on myself. I went in to get coffee and I spotted the lottery ticketed machine. And I still have some money left. Oh I was so tempted to buy some scratch off tickets and I resisted! This is kinda a big deal for me cause I was a scratch off fool! How ever much I wanted to spend my money I didn’t. I’m sitting on the bus thanking God for the strength to give up all my addictions. Even the small ones that I didn’t consider a problem, like gambling.