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Old 06-17-2019, 04:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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JJ has two years sober!


Hello my SR family! I wanted to pop in and share that JJ has crossed into completing year 2 as of June 13.

He is doing so well and living his best life, and our relationship is that of adults who enjoy each others company. I am so blessed to have him back in our lives, and we are all going on our first family vacation with him included since 2011! He is following through on the restitution since January and has paid down already $2,000 of the debt to my husband and I through the courts.

JJ is managing a sober living and is planning on going back to College and get his degree. He actually is building his own credit (what a miracle!) and has a bank account and is figuring out how to apply for the student loans. I know that his life could change should he relapse, but I see such a transformation in his life and I believe he knows that the "blessings" are real. I pray daily for all of us who love someone lost to addiction and for our peace and faith to guide us through the darkest days. The miracles happen when we least expect it and NOT on our timetable, on God's!


Love to all!
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Old 06-17-2019, 06:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for sharing the good news, Theresa!
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That is wonderful to hear! I am glad that he is doing so well.
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That's awesome news!! So happy for the both of you.
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Theresa - I am happy for JJ. The benefits and peace that eventually come through recovery and moving down a healthier path...how great.

And that you all will be vacationing together -- Have a safe trip and a great time. Let us know how it goes.
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Hip Hip Horray! What wonderful news!!! I cannot express how much I love hearing success stories!
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Terrific news, T! So happy for JJ and your family.
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I just love good news stories and God bless JJ for doing what needed doing to get to where he is today.

As a mama, I know how relieved you are. Have a wonderful vacation, make good memories and when he isn't looking, give JJ a big hug from me and all of us here.

Yay, JJ!!
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I popped into SR today and your post caught my eye. I remember everything you went through with him, and am glad he is still embracing recovery. Warmest of hugs from Kansas!
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Thank you all for your love and good wishes!
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I'm very happy for you too--JJ is making you proud
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It is so nice to read a positive update. As we both know, it's not that common on this sight. I hope you all have a wonderful vacation as a family.
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We do recover. It takes hard work but it is possible. Congratulations to both of you that is awesome
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Just a quick update: our trip to Cabo with all of the family was superb!!!
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that is terrific!
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