Number Two

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Today is my second sobriety birthday. I celebrated by getting up and leading a meeting out at Tallgrass, going to my sponsor's three year old's birthday party and then speaking at a young people's meeting.

I feel strangely apathetic about it all. But I do know that by staying sober today, I have a chance at this life.

One I never dreamed was possible.


Jen said...

Congrats! That is a big accomplishment, you should be proud of yourself.

Sweetly Single said...

Congrats and Happy Birthday... here's to many more baby steps!!!

Stephen Wilson said...

Good WORK. It's a joy to know you.

MsDarkstar said...

Congrats! And many more! I have trouble sticking with ANYTHING for 2 days nevermind 2 YEARS!

BrianAlt said...

Wonderful! Well done!

Nilsa said...

That anniversary is ... HUGE. I'm so very happy that you've made it to today!

Summer said...

Congrats, Girlie! I hope you're celebrating with cake! ;)

Kristen said...

Happy Anniversary lady!!!

I'm very happy for you. It's a very big deal.

Lemmonex said...

Such a huge accomplishment. Congrats.

Dingo said...

You should be so proud of your sobriety anniversary. I can't even imagine how difficult it must be on a daily basis and look at you! Two years. You are a strong woman, my friend.

coconutgirl said...

i get apathetic about important things sometimes too. let us all be so proud of you!!! congrats. muy impressive. you rock.

Word Perv said...

Congrats! This is amazing. Stay strong. :)

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