Saturday, January 14, 2012

Three Wonderful Years

Here's an odd, but anonymous, photo of my beautiful sober daughter - in New Mexico taking photos of the buffalo behind her.
Today is my daughter's 3rd sober birthday.  Three years ago she narrowly escaped death from a heroin overdose.  She got her boyfriend (who was a super-straight former cop) to pick her up and she convalesced for over a week.  She started going to meetings that she could walk to.  Then on Jan. 30, she found her homegroup... on that day I wrote about it - here.

What a journey it has been for her.  If my own sobriety hadn't been so "sketchy" I might despair that she will stay sober or ever get a bit more sane.  But I know from my own experience that we all have our own journey.  They don't all look the same, and the really don't all look good.  

I will go to the noon meeting where she is celebrating today.  She did decide to avoid all the drama at another group and just go to a place that is more neutral.  I am happy.

Happy, happy, happy.  If I stay in this day and don't try to predict the future.  If I think about it too much I get so terrified I can barely move.  

But if I stay in this moment and enjoy the abundant gifts from God, I am peaceful and happy.  And so is my little girl.  

I love her so very much.  

12 comments:

Syd said...

Many congratulations to her. I know how much this means to her and to you. It is a miracle.

Patty said...

What a blessing! I wad secretly hoping she would choose another meeting too :)

ws said...

Congrats to your daughter and hope you have a great day.

Annette said...

I read both posts...I think as a mom we can't help but get happy when our kids make a good choice for themselves. We love them. My hitch in my giddy-up is when I feel the need to "share my joy" with her. She hates that...and just wants to do her thing with little to no fanfare.

Congratulations to your precious girl. I am so glad she found a wonderful home-group.

The Little Way said...

God bless your daughter. I will keep her in my prayers.
Joyce

shadowlands said...

Wishing you and your family the peace that the world cannot give, nor take away.

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April said...

Congratulations to your daughter! I pray that my own mom can come to a meeting with me and see me pick up my one year chip in May. :)

Lou said...

I really understand how much this means for both of you. I really understand everything you wrote.

Mary LA said...

Congratulations to your daughter on three whole years! You have been so supportive and understanding a mother. It always moves me so much to see one of us get our lives back from that hellishness.

Furtheron said...

congrats to her

Grace-WorkinProgress said...

Lots to celebrate.

Hey if you do decide to predict the future make it something awesome it more fun that way.