Tuesday, August 18, 2009

DONE

30 years ago this morning, I woke up DONE.

Actually, I woke up scared, shaky and hung-over, but I knew that I was DONE ... with alcohol. You wouldn't have wanted to know me at my worst back then, and I had a lot of changes to make -- I'd just gotten married for the second time, I had three children who needed me, and I was a mess ... physically, emotionally and spiritually.

As badly as I wanted a drink on the morning of August 18th, 1979, I didn't have one. And I haven't had one since, which seems astounding even to me. My life today is a direct result of the choice I made that day, and have continued to make one day at a time since then, with the help of a LOT of people!

I'll be thanking those people publicly with a 'birthday' cake on Saturday morning, including the woman who helped me the most that morning 30 years ago when I called for help -- Rita will fly in on Friday from Creston to spend the weekend with me!

Today I'll just celebrate quietly, and VERY gratefully.

7 comments:

Beverley J said...

Congratulations Marilyn.Enjoy your triumph today!!!!!!!

meezermeowmy said...

Congratulations on living 30 years well! We have a DD born on 8-2-79, a visible measure of the time you have been sober.

Best wishes for the coming year.

Sarah said...

Congratulations Marilyn! A wonderful achievement and milestone to celebrate. The pressure in our society to 'have a drink' is huge - I commend your strength.

Esther V. said...

Congratulations Marilyn...what an achievement. I am so proud of you.

0521kt said...

Very well done.

nicolaknits said...

Good for you. It must have been very hard at the time.

Grace said...

congratulations What a wonderful feeling that you triumphed over the alcohol!!!! So happy for you my friend,