Monday, December 31, 2007

Reflections on 2007

What a year it has been! Another sober 365 days. Added to a total of 8,560 sober days, all strung together. I am grateful for each and every one of them.

The most momentous things about 2007?

My son came home from Iraq. Safe and sound. Healthy and happy. We can all see how this has changed him, but it is slight and not terrible.

I completed two half-marathons. This was a huge accomplishment for a woman in her 56th year.

I completed my fourth triathlon, which is fun.

My daughter entered NA for real. Regardless of what has happened in the last year, she is miles ahead of where she was a year (or two) ago.

I made a commitment to go to my church each Thursday morning from 5 to 6 a.m., I have not yet missed a day. I was a minute or two late last week when the snow was much worse than I realized.

I started a four year biblical study program. I LOVE this. I feel like it has lifted a veil so that I can now understand things I didn't before.

I got to meet some bloggers! In 2007, I met Lash, Daave, Scott, Pammie, and a host of other Houstonians. What a blessing this was! (and I could type in the links to their blogs without looking, I know them by heart! - must be because I *heart* them)

I am down to three sponsees, and they are all women I love - they are all serious about being sober and are willing to do what it takes.

There are friends in my life who were just acquaintances a year ago, and some of them have added to my life immensely.

I inquired about going back to school, and instead got an offer to teach at the university that years ago I couldn't even imagine attending! Now I have two degrees from that university and I will teach there!

Thanks to the Grace of Loving God, these blessings are in my life. This from the wreckage of a life as an active alcoholic. All I had to do was admit complete defeat, and in exchange, I have been given a life I could not have even imagined!


kel said...

What a beautiful post, from a beautiful person who clearly has a beautiful life. Thanks for all you share here. Happy New Year.

YamadogGirl said...

Thanks MC! Sounds like you had a great year, and cheers to another!


Scott W said...

Yes, ma'am! That's what I am talkin' about!

Happy New Year, Dearest MC!

Banana Girl said...

What a wonderful year you have had. Thanks for sharing your life and struggles with me. You show me the way.
Your devoted Sherpee (don't know if that is a word, but as my Sherpa perhaps it is acceptable)

Shannon said...

what an amazing year indeed! You are always an inspiration MC

dAAve said...

The Keys of the Kingdom.

Anonymous said...

The Promises have come true for you!

Happy New Year, Mary Christine!


Anonymous said...

The Promises have come true for you!

Happy New Year, Mary Christine!


Pam said...

You know what is kinda funny? I was lucky enough to be along for the ride on all your new journeys this year. Nervous as heck during your marathons (remember the younger woman competing in your catagory?) waiting to read if you made it...knowing you would. Worrying with you while your son was in Iraq, and putting his name on prayer chains down here in Houston. The thrill of his coming home safely. Thinking of you on Thursday mornings knowing that you are praying.
Wow....I'm so glad that I have gotten to know little vegatable girl.

lash505 said...

That was a good year in anyone's book. Those were a lot of fears and you conquered them sober. Happy New Year to you my friend.