Monday, March 12, 2012

That busy third year .........

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for my first three years in recovery.  My partner had moved out of the house because of my wretched behavior.  He actually returned to his home country (in the Caribbean) to go back to school for post-graduate studies.  While we kept in touch, I was left to focus on my recovery program.  It developed just the way it was supposed to.  I became involved in everything at my recovery center and learned all about service work on many levels.  I was able to retire due to my Mom's illness and she turned over her income for me to handle.  At 3 years sober, she had a major stroke and I became her primary caretaker.  My partner also moved back to join me after finishing his degree.

that today, I love my life.  I am blessed to be alive and blessed to be sober.  How can I not give back to a program that gave me a new life?

The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves.
People reveal themselves completely
only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life,
for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
- Leon Trotsky


Mary Christine said...


Syd said...

I am glad that things are different for you now.