Hi Emily -I'm 40 days back today. Definitely trudging. Went to a meeting, got some work done, walked the dogs and been talking to my higher power a lot.I read your blog everyday and I find it very valuable. Just cuz people don't post, don't think they're not reading :)Kristin
HI EmilyI have never posted a comment but have been following your blog for a while now. I heard about your blog from the DR Phil show when I was just a few months sober. My Wife and I check it out regularly and I use your blog along with others when I have to watch the kids and cant make it to a meeting. I even started a blog myself so you could say I followed your example along with others and it keeps me sober. Thanks and keep up what works. Jon
Hi Emily. Been a while since I have stopped by. Love what you said about taking it personally! That's what we do. Sober today thanks to my Higher Power and the program of Alcoholics Annonymous. Simply put, I try to ask Him to help me to help others and to relive me of me! I tried a long time to do this on my own and failed terribly. Thanks!
Hey Emily, I'm still around and sober, just been crazy. Hoping everyone is doing well!!!
Lovin the comments above from the new "guys" - still missin Randy tho - how is he....have you seen him?I know I haven't been commenting a lot lately - tryin to just be selfish & get myself back on track....and FINALLY feeling like I'm there! Always a daily readerr Em.... you know that! Love all that you do for all of us and it will pay-off tenfold for you - be patient, it will happen - when you least expect it!!!! I love you girl!!! Hang in there and keep on keeping on! You ROCK!!!!
I love that you are so real sometimes. I know you want to be positive for everyone, you don't want to be a downer, but sometimes when you vent, that really helps. I kind of beat myself up sometimes thinking "just cheer up," but it helps to know you aren't always sunshine and butterflies. This is tough and it sucks, but there is a light at the end if you just stick to it. Even through all the crap, even when you think "just this one, and I'll get past this," you shake it off and come to reality. Not saying stuff out loud sometimes keeps your stupid thoughts sounding like sense. As Dr. Phil says, "you can't make sense out of nonsense." So I think your blog has helped me "hear" some of my nonsense played out. "What if just one" is not pretty. My absolute favorite and my life changing comment from you was when you told me to pray my kids find their own path to God. It lifted such a huge burden and guilt and shame from my shoulders. I kept sick because I couldn't deal with what I had done to them. I couldn't control the pain they would have to go through when they grow up remembering how I wasn't there for them. I couldn't/can't control it, and that was a terrifying thing that kept me circling the drain. Now I can move forward and pray I help them find their path. Keep God alive in their hearts so they won't have to try to escape pain--as I have. Maybe, just maybe, they will have a chance. Maybe I will too. :o)You changed my life Emily. Thank you! I read often, we need you!
I started reading your blog about 6 months ago and I read it every day. I do not drink because my dad drinks enough for the both of us every single day. He is now in the hospital because his heart is giving up. His struggle with not drinking every day has been painful to watch, more so then what is going on with his heart. The shakes, the anger, the confusion. It's overwhelming. It's hard not to be furious at times with him. I start thinking of what we missed as a family due to his drinking and now we may not have him much longer. I wish he'd been stronger years ago and stopped for us. On the positive side, having read your blog I can also see his struggles and that will help me forgive him before it's too late. Thank you and stay strong for your boys.