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35 years...

PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:37 am
by Barbara D.
The signpost approaches. I can see it in the distance through sunshine, rain, fog, sleet, and snow. It's getting closer. It says 12/19/1981. If I make it again, I'll have 35 years of one day at a times! Still the student of a healthy spiritual condition. Still subject to daily ups and downs. Still aware that alcoholism can sneak up on me in different forms, like stinking thinking or other compulsive, obsessive behaviors, not just alcoholic beverages. I am so thankful to know that I am not in charge, that I can be in harmony with life on life's terms even though it doesn't suit me all the time.

And thank you for this website and for the discussion forums in particular! I have learned things here, though I squirmed against the tide. I have had personal revelations here. I am still growing! :D

Re: 35 years...

PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:59 pm
by PaigeB
I have this great big smile on my face! I will wait with you as the milestone approaches! :mrgreen:

Will you be getting a medallion and cake at your home group?

Re: 35 years...

PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:06 pm
by Duke
Congratulations Barbara. I am glad you are with us. I always enjoy your shares. Your self honesty is a great example to others.

Re: 35 years...

PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:41 pm
by clouds
Thank you Barbara for all your words about your sobriety.
Many times you have written and I have read exactly what I needed there.
Thanks for this avenue of step 12 work, it helps me so much and I know
you enjoy it! :)

Your years in AA show through in your honesty.

Happy AA milestone!

Re: 35 years...

PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:46 pm
by Spirit Flower
Congrats Barbara! Glad you are here.

Re: 35 years...

PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:58 pm
by Karl R
two thumbs up!

K.

Re: 35 years...

PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:59 pm
by Lali
Awesome Barbara! So glad you are here!

Re: 35 years...

PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:35 pm
by Roga
Thank you for sharing Barbara! I am new in the program so this gives me great hope. I am very happy for you :D :D

Re: 35 years...

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:37 am
by positrac
Thanks for the real share of life at 35 years sober. Nice that you did mention life on life's terms as we aren't cured not matter what public opinion might say.

11/1/89 and still growing.

Re: 35 years...

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:42 pm
by ezdzit247
Happy Birthday, Barbara!

What a ride, huh?

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I am so thankful to know that I am not in charge, that I can be in harmony with life on life's terms even though it doesn't suit me all the time.


Love it. Ditto!

Re: 35 years...

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:20 pm
by PaigeB
Woohooo! YIPPEE & YAHOOOO!

Thanks so much for being here Barbara!

You and I share much along side our disease. I am grateful for all of it!

Go at God's speed and we'll trudge together this road of happy Destiny!

Re: 35 years...

PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:18 am
by Db1105
Congratulations!

Re: 35 years...

PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:22 pm
by D'oh
Congrats!!!! Barb.

There are Days I wish I could say 01/16/88, (DUI Fine to prove it) rather than May sometime 2014, And not sure the Lessons were worth the Pain, but I am always Grateful for Today's Gift of Sobriety and the Gifts of the Program.

Maybe someday more will be revelled.

Re: 35 years...

PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:35 am
by Barbara D.
Eeek! It's been 2 weeks since I've been in Forums! Yes, I did make it! Thank you all for that bit of attention but mostly for the support! Happy New Year, another bend in the road!

Re: 35 years...

PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:05 pm
by Db1105
Congratulations!