Monday, September 05, 2005

Another Miracle

730 days.
17,520 hours.
1,051,200 minutes.
63,072,000 seconds.

Today I celebrate 2 years of being sober. For those in recovery, you understand.

For those who are not alcoholics .......
2 years ago, you might as well have asked me to hold my breath for 2 years than ask me to stop drinking for 2 days. I didn't think it was possible. Hell, I didn't want to do it, until I stopped. Until I was ready.

I was afraid to stop. Because I didn't know what it would or could be like.

My committment today, to myself, is to continue
TRUDGING THE ROAD OF HAPPY DESTINY.

Thanks to all of you who have walked alongside me and held my hand when I needed it. I didn't always tell you thanks at the time.
The fact that I'm still sober reveals my gratitude.

27 comments:

Lee said...

Happy anniversary and congrats!

NMAMFQLMSH said...

Way to go my friend. I'm extremely proud of you. I am also extremely grateful to have you in my life. Thank you dAAve!

Dennis said...

Happy Anniversary! It's a great achievement and you are rightfully proud.

I'm a longtime reader and (I think) first time poster.

dAAve said...

dennis - i would like to view your blog, but there's no link to it from your profile. can you send the address to us?

Scott W said...

David,

Thanks for being a constant support of my recovery. You insisted upon being my friend when I was new to the rooms, and while at first I was leary to be anyone's friend, you have proved to be the best.

Congratulations on arriving at the second year mark. Now, you are in your THIRD year!!!!!

One Drunk to Another said...

Dave!

I celebrate sobriety with you!

Thanks for becoming such a positive influence in my sobriety since I've joined this little sobriety world online. I always love what you have to say and love to read your blog.

Blessings on your day!!!!

Love,

Suzanne

Pat said...

Yayyyy!
I'm very pleased that you are doing so well, and I have every confidence you will continue to do so!

XOXOXO

Phil said...

Happy birthday, dAAve! A marvelous milestone! It's a privilege to trudge with you, my friend.

doughgirl said...

Happy Birthday dAAve

I am so proud of you and grateful to have you in my life as well. There have been many times along the way your words directly or indirectly have helped me much more than you could even know:) CONGRATS!!

BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVE!

What a great accomplishment for you, one day at a time!

Grace said...

Sorry I was a bit premature with my wishes yesterday, so I say again....HAPPY AA BIRTHDAY TO DAAVE!!! :-)

GodlessMom said...

That is awesome. Congrats!

Travis said...

Happy Birthday, Dave!!

I'm glad to see you trudging the road to happy destiny.

Travis

dryblog said...

Wishing you only the best and many more sober 24s, one day at a time!
- Bo

Mr. H.K. said...

Keep on Trudgin'!

Cheers,

Mr. H.K.
Postcards from Hell's Kitchen
And I Quote Blog

johno said...

happy 2nd anniversary

dAAve said...

Thanks to all of you.
If you're in recovery and have not yet celebrated your 2nd birthday, it will get here before you know it.
If you've already celebrated your 2nd birthday, may you never have another 2nd birthday.

Sam said...

dAAve, I'm so happy for you! Your writing really touches me. Thank you for sharing your recovery with us. Happy two years!

(Thanks, also, for the way-cool AA spelling trick. www.rAAnch.com is a result of it!)

Take care!

Andy said...

Happy Birthday Dave!

Jake McCafferty said...

Congratulations, Dave.

Trudging said...

Happy Birthday, Dave

sirreene said...

a miracle! You are blessed!

NMAMFQLMSH said...

Let's have a party at dAAve's blog.

Ricky!!! said...

CONGRATULATIONS dAVE!!

Kenny said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. YOU'RE 2!! Sorry I didn't see ya on the day itself.

jimg said...

Congrats, I will give you a big hug in November.

Da Gal said...

Happy Birthday dAAve! What a wonderful accomplishment. You are an inspiration to myself in recovery and I look forward to continuing to read more about you.

You are on my gratitude list today!