The Impact of Our Choices

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This testimony will “awaken” us to realize the impact our choices can have…

I started attending a local church after much coaxing from my 10-year-old son. I was allowing everything and anything to affect my attendance. I am an emotional drinker and allowed stress to drive me to drink alcohol. In November of 2018, after a very stressful day, I went out with the family for some drinks and relaxation. I did not drive since I knew I had been drinking. Eventually, my, cousin and his girlfriend joined us to celebrate their anniversary.

We all continued in our drinking. While driving home, my cousin argued with his girlfriend and stormed out of the vehicle to begin walking home. I got behind the wheel and went after him. I felt the impact of hitting something, when I looked back in the rearview mirror, my cousin was on the ground being held by his girlfriend. I had hit my cousin with the car, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

I was taken to jail where I remained for 114 days while the case was under investigation. While inside the jail, I began the RU Inside recovery program and my life was forever changed.

Note from Group Leader
This student began the RU program with the RU Inside program. Today, she attends our Friday night class every week, not missing a meeting. She regularly attends the local church with her 10-year-old son. I am blessed to be her challenge group leader.