Monday, February 25, 2013

Time for my second big (life changing) announcement (in red)

If we limited ourselves to the expectations we had when we first got clean, we would have missed out on so much.

I know that I would have for sure. I expected to get clean and that was it. I figured my life would be the same as it was before; just without the drugs.

Man, am I glad that I let willingness and open-mindedness into my life. With those two words, my life has been better than I ever could have hoped for.

I have a wonderful baby girl that is my life; we have our trying times, but they are worth it.

I have family that supports me in everything and are here for me with whatever I need.

I have friends in and out of the NA program that encourage me in the good as well as the bad times.

I have an amazing and healthy relationship with Josh; we have good times and not so good times, but we always talk and work through them together.  We communicate and are there for each other no matter how we are feeling at the moment.

I am expecting my second child; although it was a shock, is a great blessing.  One that I didn’t really think would happen. And I honestly could not ask for a better father for this baby or better big sisters.

There is so much more that I am grateful for. So much more that fills my life with love, light, and happiness.

Sobriety is always great in and of itself…but it’s so much better when you figure out how to live your sober life happy.

It is not easy, and nobody said it would be; but it is so worth it. I would not trade my sober life for anything in the world…not even the “bad” times.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


I am sadden today by all the status I see on facebook saying “Today Whitney Houston is one year clean and sober, congrats” To many of you guys this might seem funny, but to people who struggle daily with addiction this is no way funny. Addiction is a serious disease that takes the lives of many every day. Death is a very real possibility for addicts and when it happens it is sad, regardless of what you might think of the person. Thankfully I was one of the lucky ones that got out alive.