Monday, March 5, 2012

What a Difference a Day Makes

After years of worry, sleepless nights and crying myself to sleep. After moments in time I thought would never end. After pleading, conniving, begging, anger and frustration. After denial, co-dependency and heartbreak. After prayers that seemed to go unanswered. After phone calls in the middle of the night. After trips to the hospital and trips that should have been. After waking to police and trying to do the right thing. 

One night, one day, it all came to an end. My daughter took her last drink. She choose to take her life back.  
MARCH 6th, we celebrate her FIRST YEAR of SOBRIETY!

After 365 days living one day at a time, many things have happened that would've once had her hiding behind the bottle. One day at a time, I have watched my daughter regain control. This girl, once was timid and shy, anxious and afraid, who was more of a follower; has become a bright young confident woman. Ready to face the world and meet the challenges that lie ahead with confidence and poise.  Sobriety, has opened up a whole new world for her. Those days of running to her bottle and so called friends are gone. She has found the strength within herself and the ability to reach out for help before she falls. She has learned the one thing she once believed in was the single most thing that destroyed everything she loved about life. 
As we celebrate her 1st year of sobriety not even the miles between us could change how important this day is to us. This anniversary marks the next chapter in her journey as she eagerly chases her dreams. To be a parent and watch your child who is full of life again and living every day with such admiration is remarkable. I can't begin to tell you how proud we are. 

My Child, 

They say Respect and Trust are the two easiest things in life for someone to lose and the hardest things to get back. I told you many times how disappointed we were and that you had to earn these back. I want you to know I respect you for everything you are and have become and I trust you. Always remember no one is perfect and everyone should be allowed to make mistakes. I trust you will always do what you believe is right for you and follow your heart. Reach for the stars!! We love you and are so proud of you!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!



Thank you mom, for everything. This really means alot:)


How wonderful to read this. Congratulations!
I have a daughter who is battling the bottle. She has lost 2 babies through this as well. I hope one day to make my own post similar to this one.

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