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4 years today

Postby Hanna » Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:11 am

This is the first place I thought of today. 4 years ago I arrived here utterly broken and terrified that I had gone too far with my drinking and was beyond any help.
June 17, 2012
Hanna wrote:Hi Chaos, your story sounds alot like mine. Lost my job and my license, dui, yet I continue to drink to stop the anxiety and embarrassment. The drinking is only making it worse. So far today no drink. I'm going to try it one day at a time. I would love to say I had 34 glorious days. I haven't felt glorious in a long time.

As soon as I posted that, strangers started telling me I could be ok, I was not alone, I was given compassion and hope, for which I will be forever grateful. Had I not come here I don't know what would have become of me, I had never felt so alone and scared to that extent in my life. I honestly wished that day that I would drink enough so that I would not have to wake up and face what I had become.

Today, because of the 12 steps and the compassionate people on this site who showed me the way, I am happy today, I found serenity and peace.
Thank you doesn't feel like enough~
with all my heart I love you guys!
spending the day reading thru my posts from 4 years ago, I see the promises clearly now~
If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through.
We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.
We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.
We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace.
No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others.
That feeling of uselessness and self pity will disappear.
We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows.
Self-seeking will slip away.
Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.
Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us.
We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us.
We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.
Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us—sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.
3rd ed. Big Book pg. 83 & 84
We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace
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Re: 4 years today

Postby Spirit Flower » Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:17 am


I got a few tears reading your post about your 1 year.
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Re: 4 years today

Postby Patsy© » Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:25 am

Congratulations on 4 years sober Hanna, Way To Go!!
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Re: 4 years today

Postby clouds » Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:39 am

Wonderful! Hanna I'm so glad you ar here and I have met you through e-AA.

Very grateful today for your sobriety is what I am. :D
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Re: 4 years today

Postby AAAANONIMUS » Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:13 pm

congratulate HANNA. ME celebrating today 29 months, JUPIIIIIIIII
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Re: 4 years today

Postby Duke » Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:23 pm

I remember it too Hanna. I'm so happy for you.
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Re: 4 years today

Postby Reborn » Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:58 pm

Happy birthday Hanna...keep on trudgin!
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Re: 4 years today

Postby tyg » Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:17 am

I may be late wishing you a Happy Anniversary but it's never too late for some cake!! :D

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