Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lucky Number 7

Today marks the seventh anniversary of my sobriety... While I know many people with WAY more time ( My Dad, my best gal pal etc...) Seven years is a long time between cold beers and shots of grey goose for someone like me.
This has been the hardest and the most rewarding year yet... I've been going through one of the hardest things I've ever faced in my life and I thank God every day that I don't have to do it alone. I have a host of friends around me who are walking me through life... The fear of the unknown has gripped and sometimes crippled me, but I'm a blessed woman. I have some amazing angels that are carrying me right now...
In the midst of the gnarliest thing that I have ever experienced, God has given me the most special thing I have ever known. I have found the love of my life, the end all be all for me. There is no one else in my future...
I have no idea what God's plan is... And I can't always see where He is in my life, but I can usually see where He was.
Seven years ago, I was sitting on a plane headed to rehab in San Diego, I had no idea what the future held for me, I didn't know anything about what waited for me, I only knew that I had been given a way out. I don't know if anyone is familiar with the havoc that drugs and alcohol wreak on a life, but I was pretty shot out... The only thing that I felt when that day came was relief.... Fast forward a few years and I'm back in Vegas, working at this great job... Wanting to go back to the beach..
And bam, my Mom falls ill then Bam again with the perfect guy for me.... He has led me every step of the way, i just haven't always seen it
So, yeah, it's been a year full of ups and downs. I can honestly say that He never gives us more than we can handle... And when He does, He gives us people to handle it with.
I'm excited to see what year 8 has to offer....
You all know who you are. Thank you for trudging with me.