I am a 50 year old wife, teacher and mother of 2. I have a 19 year old son and a 23 year old daughter. I am fighting this damn drug called alcohol. I have been a weekend binge drinker for 30 years. I binge 2-3 times a month on a Friday or Saturday, but alcohol kicks my butt every single day of my life. I am sick of it!
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Thank you to my online support group!
I just posted this to my online support group. They are a truly amazing group of people.
I know that I have been needing a lot of support lately and all of you including lulu, cp, mike, lexie, arleigh, trixie, cedric, Kary, lolo (and others I am sure I forgot - sorry) have no idea how much support I have gotten from this list. I honestly do not know if I would have had the motivation and confidence to even attempt perm abs without you guys.
I was so broken when I came here. I was in such a dark place. All of your stories of life without alcohol were like a tiny beam of light shining through at first. In the beginning I didn't think that it would be possible for me. I just kept reading and listening and eventually I thought, "Why not? Why can't I have that?" You are there to pick me up when I fall, kick my butt when I am talking stupid and make me feel like a superstar when I am succeeding. I have read a few of the posts from the list to my mom. She just started cryng and said she was so grateful that I found this group and am getting so much support from it.
Nobody forces or pays you all to be here. You do it to make a difference and I just want you to know that you have more of a difference than you can possible realize in the life of this one 43 year old wife, mother, sister, daughter, teacher. The MMlist helped me realize I have a problem, but this list quite possibly could have saved my life! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!