Short and sweet update

Old 10-02-2007, 03:56 PM
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Short and sweet update

Hey guys:

Well, it's still early days for our son, but this weekend marked 2 months of total sobriety for him.

He's liking the halfway house, and just last week told me he is truly 'getting' why we
asked him not to come back to our home with little recovery under his belt.

He's sounding good, I hear some confidence in himself coming back. He has even been calling his dad for no reason other than to say hi.....................a first in years. I just keep telling him that every day sober and clean is a success and keep it up!! He is now working on obtaining his driver's license in conjunction with the halfway house and goes to meetings every day for the moment.

I'm happy for him.................................I'm not stupid and don't think that his road won't have bumps, but this is the first time in 7 years I've had real hope for his recovery..............

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Old 10-02-2007, 04:17 PM
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I have one thing to say.


You and your family never leave my thoughts or prayers ((Bets)). I PM'd you. xoxoxoxo

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Oh I can't tell you how happy I am for you and a wee bit jealous (just kidding)

congrats to him
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I know just how you feel. I am feeling good for the first time in 6 yrs. with my RAD.
I love that I can call her my RAD now. I am so happy for you and your son.

Whoo Hoo!!! for our SR kids.....
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:13 PM
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I'm doing the happy dance for you, Bets, that's wonderful news.

Your son is in my prayers each night and tonight I'll remember to add a "thank You".

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Congratulations and enjoy the day.
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:10 PM
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Bets, this is great news. I think every day sober is a day closer to sanity. So glad he gets that letting him back wasn't good for any of you. Enjoy each precious moment...I know you do; I can hear the gratitude in your post. Hugs and continued prayers
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:43 PM
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Great news Bets...and you sound well also.
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Old 10-02-2007, 08:00 PM
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Wow, I'm so happy for you and your family! Recovery is such a blessing.
Thanks for sharing the ES...and especially the H.
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Bets, I am so glad that you shared your happy news with us. Enjoy each clean day. It is a miracle. Hugs, Marle
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So happy for your son, you, your whole darn family. lol
Love ya, miss ya, and verrrryyyyyy happy to hear from ya.

Keep in touch more often. Just to say hello or sumpin'.
Love ya,
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and hopeing mor many more days, months, and years!!!

Glad he is doing well, gives the rest of us hope!
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great to hear the success stories, thank you for sharing!!
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:24 PM
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Hey Bets,
My son is also at a recovery house and seems to be doing well so far. It's only been a week though so I'm not jumping up and down yet. But at least he is there and not begging to come home. I think it is a start. I'm glad your son is making such good progress. Maybe mine will be there in a few months.
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Old 10-03-2007, 05:55 AM
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thank you all for sharing in the thankfulness of recovery. One day at a time for all of us

Love to all of you (you are all in my thoughts and prayers always)
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:37 AM
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Bets -

I feel really happy hearing about your news. It's important for us all to realize that there is progress that is made and you and your son are shining examples!

My RAH was in and out of treatment for a long time before he pulled together some clean time. He has told me that everything he learned along the way (even when he went back out, didn't do the next right thing, etc) helped him when it all came together. Until a person gets that this is really causing them a problem it's difficult for them to move forward. It sounds like his brain is in the healing mode and can recognize what's happening!

Big smiles to ya'll - Donna
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good news is always so good to hear.i hope he continues on his sounds so good to hear this good news this morning. hugs to you & prayers for you both.
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:44 AM
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This is absolutely the BEST update !!

I am so happy that your son has stayed on the path to recovery. What a blessing! Miracles happen everyday. Thanks for the reminder this morning.

Love ya Bets!!!!!!!
Hope the new job is going well!!!!!
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:58 AM
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Bets, This is wonderful, hopeful news.
I'm doing the happy dance for son, you and family.
Love you Bets.
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THAT IS GRRRRRRRRRRREAT! I am so happy for your family!!!
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