“Crazy Hungry” came to me after listening to my friend, Sue, tell hilarious and sometimes, crazy stories.
Over the years, I’ve heard the wild and crazy details of my dearest friends’ lives, particularly wonderful stories about their families. We all have so many stories to tell, but Sue’s stories are somehow the most hilarious to me because she has this amazing way of remaining present in a situation, picking up each person’s responses in that particular moment, and then retelling the details with fluidity. She can tell you, from beginning to end, what face this woman was making in her living room while this child was screaming bloody murder upstairs while her husband continued baking an apple pie in the kitchen while she just stayed present, in the crazy of it all.
For years, my hunger made me crazy. Absolutely, hands down, borderline insane. And somehow I was able to appear that I was managing just fine. I was able to maintain high achiever status : excellent grades, a desirable weight, relationships with family and friends, and sometimes an ability to serve others that was regarded as strong or brave.
Finally, after living that way for twenty-ish years, one mercy-filled husband and five children later, I couldn’t hide the crazy any more or the hunger. I needed a new way. I look back and am so thankful. The Lord was good to intervene, and I started Recovery for Life.
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