Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sobriety Sunday

I am going to talk a little about the holidays. The only thing this holiday season and last holiday season have in common is that I am poor. Everything else is totally different, thank God. Last year just like with Thanksgiving I was so depressed that I could hardly leave the house. This year I am doing great. I am remembering what the holidays are about, for me it is about Jesus' birthday and spending time with friends and family. I teach my kids that it is about giving not getting. Now don't get me wrong, they get plenty, as Santa "their Dad" has plenty of money. I explain to them how neat it is that they get all this stuff and it isn't even their Birthday, and that I think all Jesus would want for his birthday is for us to do good for others, pretty good deal really. One year we visited a nursing home. I am not sure what we are going to do to give back this year, but am open to suggestions.

If anyone has a certain topic they would like me to share on please let me know:)


  1. 28 days sober today - still haven't done any meetings, just seeing my therapist weekly. Read your post from your nite out as the DD - I have my 1st "get together" - our annual girls nite out next week, where I will be the only one not drinking - and none of them know yet that I have stopped drinking - maybe they won't even notice - but I'm sure one of them will - not looking forward to the pressure that will present. Cross your fingers for me!

  2. I appreciate your willingness to share your feelings. You have made a hard decision and if they are really your friends, they will respect your sobriety; whether you tell them or not.