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Old 04-22-2012, 09:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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TOPIC: Story Telling. Do You Have One To Share?


Hi, Im Sharon and Im an Alcoholic.

It's a beautiful clear Spring morning here in
Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As I filled my bird
feeders and pulled a few weeds, music playing
on my radio a favorite song, and thoughts of it
I recall playing many yrs. ago on my way home
early one morning after i spent the night with who
knows who because i had an arguement with
my spouse the night before.

That use to me my way of getting away at
night so i could go to the clubs, drink, listen
to music and be free to do whatever i wanted
at the time.

"Im Forever Yours Faithfully," by Journey was
the song and i knew from the shame and guilt
and fear of staying out over nite away from my
husband would forever be imbedded in my brain
for yrs to come and would eventually take its toll
on me where I used alcohol to numb it.

I wanted to be faithful and honor my wedding vows
but my drinking had plans for me otherwise. It took
away the honesty and trust in our marriage for many
years before during and after my drinking.

Fast forward, my marriage did last 25 yrs raising
2 awesome talented loveable kids grown and gone
and both my spouse and i remarried.

Today, Im forever Yours, Faithfully is still my favorite
song and in my heart, mind and soul my Journey is
honest and Im completely FAITHFULL not only to my
husband by also to the Man Upstairs as I am Forever
Faithfully His.


We all have stories in our lives that we have experienced
and if you have one you wish to share feel free to with
me and SR. Who knows, your stories may influence
another in a positive way.
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Thanks, Sharon. I enjoyed your story.

Today is my and wife's 6th wedding anniversary. Our first three years were very rough, mainly because I was a closeted alcoholic (to this day my Bride is amazed how well my alcoholic self could hide the addiction). In contrast, these past three years have been simply wonderful. Our first was born six months ago, so now i'm a 37 year old first-time dad (due to the condition of our marriage, starting a family was out of the question during my drinking years).

To those still caught in the grip of addiction, YOU CAN ESCAPE. And if your wondering whether it's worth it, well, that's just the addiction talking. My worst day sober is better than my best day drunk.
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I find out that i can do lots of recovery thinking
when im outside while gardening. Of course never
did I think id be doing that because i dont consider
myself having a green thumb when it comes to
planting. However, i found the Secret To My
Success. Hmmm, that's the name of a Movie, right?

That secret is, Root Stimulator or Starter. Oh, and
Miracle Grow soil.

Thank you Ranger for sharing you story. I enjoyed
reading your own success in ur marriage and becoming
a first time dad.

Family intervened on me 8 yrs into my marriage and
my littles ones were 6 and 4. I too raised no flags
during my drinking and family is still in question
whether I ever had a drinking problem. I did the
normal mom and wife duties and drank, like a lady,
so to speak. With always worrying what others
would think about me, i was always on alert to
not make mistakes.

That of course caught up with me real fast as
the progression of my alcoholism increased
after I hit a concrete culvert in Feb. 1990
and healed nicely with no alcohol till August
1990 when i took that first drink again and
tried to end my life because i was so restless,
irritable and discontent in life.

The flag flew high that August 10 when family
called authorities to pick me up and take me to
rehab. Of course 21 yrs in recovery, I can honestly
say, that was one of the best things in my life to
happen to me.

Raising little ones and getting them out the door
with little to no trauma in their lives is an accompliment
and blessing as i used my recovery program and
Faith to guide me and strengthen me during
their growing yrs.

Positive things do come out of our lives when
a recovery program is a part of it.
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