Celebrated 2 years yesterday!!

  1. It felt wonderful to hit my favorite meeting and pick up my 2 year chip I started my day off with my husband waking me up by presenting me with a silver key that has a calendar for the month of June and my birthstone on the day of the 30th. On the back, it says "Not Just Any Old Day". It represents the story out of the Big Book, The Keys of the Kingdom and he said it's my key. Beautiful gift to start a beautiful day. We both had the day off from work so we spent it putting in s swamp cooler (how romantic...LOL....but what a JOY to have nice cool air with the hot Nevada summer outside!). Then, we went out to dinner the kids and later, I went to my women's meeting, where they had a cake and presented me with a beautiful card signed by all the ladies. It really touched my heart to have that. I shared my story and had some amazing feedback; left feeling such an amazing sense of spirituality. What a blessing yesterday was and hopefully, many more will follow, God willing. I got to spend this morning at work, talking with another alcoholic/addict who has about a month of sobriety and it was a reminder of where I was 23 months ago. I am so thankful to the Board of Nursing for steering me to the rooms of AA and helping me get my life back. I just wanted to share
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   SuperWes_CNA
    Congratulations on your sobriety. It's always good to hear of another's accomplishment of keeping sober and living life the way it should be. Awesome job!
  4. by   ariel7777
    Congrats...!!!
    Sobriety is the main thing...!!!
    Keep up the good work!

    God bless
    Ariel
  5. by   jackstem


    HAPPY Sober BIRTHDAY !!!!!!!!

    Most Excellent my friend!

    Jack
  6. by   RN4HUGS
    Whoo Hoo!!! Congratulations That's awesome!!
  7. by   TXRN2
    congratulations on your 2 years!! what a beautiful day you had! sobriety is the best!!
  8. by   LilRedRN1973
    Thanks, everyone Amazing to thing, to put together day after day for a total of 730 days. Taking things one moment at a time keeps me sane, that's for sure.
  9. by   SWS RN
    Dear Life Is Good,

    FIRST--AWESOME! Congratulations!
    I got tears in my eyes reading your post...just beautiful.

    Hugs, Kisses and continued GOOD FORTUNE in the future to you!
    S:redpinkhe
  10. by   HM2VikingRN
    Congratulations and bless you!

    I had a cousin who achieved 23 years of sobriety through AA. He died from lung cancer with brain mets but he died sober.
  11. by   sissiesmama
    Congrats to u!! That is just wonderful!! I can still remember sitting in inpatient treatment the first week, thinking "There is NO way I can do this... no way, I'm not as strong as these people. I just can't."

    I learned "one day at a time", but even more so, "an hour at a time". I learned that I was stronger than I thought, that I was stronger that the med that I was injecting into my hip day after day... even though lter I found out my nickname at my ex job was the "meperidine queen".

    Needless to say, I spent a LOT of time going hour by hour at the times when I felt SO helpless. Thank God, I will be celebrating 11 years of recovery. I do use the "hour by hour" sometimes now for things weighing on me.

    Congrats to u - Anne, RNC

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