Since taking the position as Executive Director of the Edna House, I am often asked how I like my position, so I thought it fitting to write about it in my first blog post. For those who are not aware I am also an alumnus of this amazing program.
To start with, when I came to Edna for help in August of 2005 all I knew was that I could no longer live the way I had lived for the previous 25+ years. I had lost all hope and my mind as my life spiraled out of control. When I arrived at the doors of the Edna House I didn’t think I would ever be able to get sober again. The last thought on my mind was working anywhere especially the Edna House. I was just trying to make it through one day at a time sober and useful. As the months passed and I was taught how to live sober, I found that I had a passion for helping those like myself. I went to college, began my journey and continued to volunteer my time at the Edna House. No one was more surprised than me when I got the phone call in August of 2012 offering me the position as Executive Director.
My position at the Edna House is truly a dream come true. There were times when Judi and I were residents and we would talk about running our own sober house some day as we sat in the front office helping out.
I have never had a job where I woke up and looked forward with joyful anticipation to what the day would bring. I love watching how it is all brought together by the very visible hand of God! We are often told what a great job we are doing but those of us who are currently manning the helm know we are simply the vessels God is using at this time. All credit goes to our supporters and God, who has kept the doors open for the last 10 years. I am also very grateful for the women who came before us in these positions and the fact that they are there every step of the way walking shoulder to shoulder with us as the organization continues to grow. I had always known that the Edna House was a special place but now I see just how magical it is every day.
In closing, I invite all of you to share your experiences on the magic and miracles you have witnessed since becoming a part of the Edna House family