Today, I celebrate 6 years of recovery!!! 💝
I decided to take a hike this morning to allow myself some time to reflect on where I was 6 years ago, and where I am today. I am so grateful for my sobriety, and for the friends and family who have walked this path beside me. Thank you for holding me up when I didn’t have the strength to stand on my own.
This journey has been difficult at times, but mostly it has been beautiful. There have been many challenges I have had to overcome, but I have continued to persevere. I truly believe that things happen for a reason, and that there is no challenge too big when you’ve got amazing people in your corner.
I am proud of myself today. I wake up each morning with a grateful heart. I treat others with dignity and respect. I am a good mother, wife, daughter, sibling and friend. I advocate for myself, for women and for others in recovery. I carry the message to the still suffering addict and pray that my story might bring them hope.
I have integrity, I tell the truth and I don’t give up.
I have changed, and yet, I pray I never forget the despair I felt when I fell to my knees and surrendered to the disease of addiction.
The day I chose sobriety, my life began to improve. Slow at first, but day by day I would look back and think, “Wow! Look how far I’ve come!”
I have never regretted my sobriety, even on my worst days – and I have had some bad ones!
Don’t ever let anyone tell you “once an addict, always an addict”. That lie is dead. I am living proof! 💜
We do recover! 💪🏼😎