One Week!! :)
By dstanley
2/6/2011 12:11:42 AM
I've made it a week (2 hours away from 8 days). I hope this is the last time I post that. Given the drama this week has had, I'm really excited about being sober. It gives me a lot of hope for the days and weeks to come. I'm doing a good job of following my plan. I'm working on doing a better job of taking care of myself as well. I'm doing some things that are just for fun. I'm enjoying my kids a bit more. I'm being consistent with the spiritual things (minus missing church last Sunday). I'm excited for this next week. I'm looking forward to church tomorrow (not looking forward to chasing my little one, but I'll get through it - less than 4 months left until nursery!). I had kind of hoped to meet with my bishop, but I'm also kind of looking forward to having a little more sobriety under my belt when we meet. I was a little depressed yesterday when I first started looking at prices for health insurance, but I've found insurance I think I can afford, so I'm feeling better again. I haven't been happy like this in a while. I still don't have a job and I'm kind of stressed and worried about that, but overall I'm at peace and happy. God loves me and when the right job comes along I'll get it. Until then I keep paying tithing on my unemployment and trusting. I've come so very far in my recovery, I know I can overcome this last thing. We can all get where we trying to get. I'm thankful for the church and the role it (and the people in it) have played in my recovery. I'm thankful for this blog and all of you as well. It's great to have support and help, and great to know that I can be of help to others as well. It's been a wild ride, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel again. I know that I almost made it to 8 months twice, and this time I'm going to get there and beyond.



alright D!    
"thats great to hear! keep up the FANTASTIC work. not only have you gone a week (which is very difficult under the best of circumstances), but you went a week under a lot of stress and worry. if you can do that by trusting in god, and relying on him for support, you can do anything! congrats."
posted at 11:51:14 on February 6, 2011 by kaybee
"It feels great to be a week sober! I remember my first week sober was CRAZY! I understand!"
posted at 18:00:38 on February 6, 2011 by hubster
"Great job dstanley! I hope to have the same update for you on valentines day. It feels good to have others that are committed to changing. Keep it up!"
posted at 06:12:57 on February 7, 2011 by jdean88

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