Hi All! I haven’t written about my problems with my younger daughter, she’s 23. But now that God has moved in her life I wanted to share. The power of prayer is such a powerful thing! Joey barely graduated from high school but did go to junior college one year on a cheerleading scholarship. Cheerleading was the only thing that got her through high school and I had hoped it would prompt her to stay at college long enough for at least an AA degree While she was away at school she started drinking. Joey is one of those people who should never have started drinking. At that time she was 19. Now, Joey’s father was an alcoholic who eventually couldn’t handle the problems that caused for him and when Joey was 10 he committed suicide. He left her over $100,000 in insurance money that she got when she was 18. I had no control of when or how she got the money. Joey is one of those people who should never have started drinking. At that time she was 19. After a year at college she moved closer to home and pretty much lived off of her insurance money. She eventually got a job at a car dealership but that only lasted about 6 months. When she turned 21 she went to work in the bar. That was the beginning of a downward spiral and before she was 22 she had gone through all of her money. Over the last two years she has had trouble holding a job and has moved from place to place, always working in the bars. She also spent all of her free time at the bars and with bar “friends” and went through an ever changing parade of boyfriends, all whom she met at the bar. When she drinks she gets mean, just like her father did. She starts fights and gets very physical and makes “drunk calls” to people but doesn’t remember it the next day. This terrified me! After loosing yet another job in May she contacted an old friend who now runs a church camp. She used to go to this camp every year and Bob was on staff the last couple of years she went. She applied for a job there and was hired for the summer staff, sort of an assistant activity director type job (they have a challenge course and take the kids rafting so she had to qualify for those and take first aid and CPR). The job was supposed to start June 12. She needed a place to live between May 31 and June 12. I told her she could come home if she needed to but Bob called and asked her if she was interested in working in the camp kitchen until the actual staff training started. She went to work June 1. She packed all her stuff up and brought it to my house. We just stacked it all in the spare room and didn’t even put the bed together. I figured she was going to just have to take it all down in the fall if she moved out again. The job would be over near the end of August. I’ve prayed for her constantly for so long that it is just habit. Last night I felt an urge to pray for her more and each time I woke up (you all know what that’s like!) I prayed for her again. She just called me and told me she had been offered a permanent job in the camp kitchen! She took it and told me she is going to look for another job, too. The camp is about 30 miles from Central Washington University and she says she wants to save her money and try to go back to school! I am just walking on Cloud 9 and praising God! I wanted to share! Hugzz Greenbean Choose joy!