Dear younger women, do not tell your Mother every fault and harsh word your husband says to you and then expect your Mother to act normal around him........just sayin'.
I went to a meeting last night in a "high dollar" rehab and every one was moaning about missing Christmas. They have no idea how many peaceful Christmas dinners will be had without them.
I made up several horror stories in my head last night about what could be happening at sober daughters' house since she did not contact me at all after our morning conversation. I hope it was imaginary.
Today, I have the cocoon of work to run to and I'm so grateful for that. I got a raise on Friday and completely forgot about it until last night.......so here is a belated...YAHOO.
I liked the young woman who lead the meeting last night, she talked about the 12 steps being the solution to a life of addiction. One gentleman said "whoa there Hon (this is Texas ya know) I'm paying a lot of money and some of it right out of my pocket, for this treatment facility to be the solution." She looked at him so sweetly and said "well.....Surprise!"
It is a long journey we are on, the daily inventory, the constant motive watching, and the vigilance to honesty. The rewards are so sweet though aren't they? I am ready this morning to be with God for the day, to talk to him about my fears of sober daughter, my tooth that needs fixing, my gratitude for my job and husband and home. He is my confidant, my soother of nerves. He is the giver of grace that makes my sobriety possible and it is his strength alone that keeps me from doing what comes natural to an addict like me.