Monday, November 30, 2009

The People Update

People magazine printing my website changed my life. I received tons of emails from Moms in the same position I was. It was then I truly got how my article had affected people. Thank you and God Bless People magazine and all the wonderful women that e-mailed me, for it was you guys that I did it for. I never want anyone struggling with alcoholism to feel alone, because the truth is you aren't, there are thousands of us. Many still suffer alone and that just doesn't need to happen. If you are suffering silently know that I love you. I have been where you are and there is a solution.



8 comments:

  1. HI Emily. Are there really that many moms like me out there? Wow. I always felt that I was one of only a few. I would look at all the other moms at school functions and think "if they only knew my "secret". I wanted so much to be like them - normal. Your story helped me and gave me a wake up call. I want to be better and not use alcohol as a crutch. It makes me dsilke myself and feel so ashamed. I look forward to being able to say that I have been sober for 30 days, then 6 months, then a year, etc.

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  2. Julie- YOU CAN DO IT! On the 16th I will be sober for one whole year. I was living a double life and completely hating myself. This year has been hard and I have needed lots of help. I still need help. I go to a recovery program and wouldn't be sober without it.

    Let's help each other out!

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  3. Thank you momaof3. Good for you - 1 year sober! I hope to be able to say that too. Thank you for the offer of help. I could use all the support available.

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  4. Julia said: Hang in there. I have 20 months of sobriety and it just keeps getting better and better. Take one day at a time, one hour at a time, one minute at a time and before you know it, you will have many 24 hours in sobriety and it is so worth it. I am having trouble with my 19th year old and I don't have to drink over it today. I don't have alcohol to use as a crutch so Im dealing with it. Life is giong to be hard at times, but we can learn to live life on life's terms without alcohol! Reach out to someone when you need to! Hang in there!

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  5. I totally love when you guys help eachother! That's what this is all about! I would love you guys to ask questions or give and take advice on the emilyism.com facebook page. I one day want a discussion going on each step. I may get started on that right now:) I posted some topics under the dicussion section. Thanks so much for reading my blog! Emily

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  6. Emily- I can't find the FB page.....

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  7. Good Morning Mommaof3! You can find my facebook page right under the weehounds ad. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. They make my day! Emily

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  8. Well first off let me say I am a 31 year old single mother of 2 and I am struggling with alcohol and my last partner just made fun of me for my problem. This has been hard to deal with and even more embarassing. I want to quit but I feel so alone. If you can help me please email me at dolphingirl1978@gmail.com. Thank you for opening my eyes

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