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A Story Of Life After Death

I am proud to be a sober mommy. This was not the case between 2009-2013. My drinking up until 2009 was casual. In that year I lost my brother to an accidental overdose and gave a child up for adoption.

I started to hate life.

I also began living in the past. My mother was a drunk and I was beaten and molested as a child. Because of the issues in my past and the problems I was experiencing, I got lost. I had three children at home, and a husband who needed me, but I couldn’t be there for them.

All I wanted was a bottle of liquor. Beer wasn’t strong enough, because I drank to black out and forget. Before too long, I was drinking a half-gallon of vodka every day. I hated myself, and everything I had become. It was a vicious cycle. I would wake up, look in the mirror and see a monster. My solution was to drink until I forgot about that monster. Sun up to sun down, over and over, all day.

I could manage to get my children off to school before passing out. Then I would wake up an hour later and do it all over again. I put them and my husband through hell and back; more than a couple of times.

One night while drinking I fell. I was in a drunken stupor, and just got up to pass out in bed. The next morning, my kids tried to wake me and could not, so they woke up their dad. I was convulsing and had shit my pants.

I was unresponsive. I was at Death’s door, and a call was placed to 911.

As it turns out, I had given myself subdural hematoma. They had to remove a quarter of my skull. They told my husband to bring the kids and say their goodbyes. I was in a coma for weeks and had to learn how to do everything again.

Thanks to God, I made a complete recovery but I still drank when I got out of the hospital and for another year. I kept trying to get sober but never made it very long.

That is, until July 30, 2013.

I can’t explain it, but everything made sense for the first time. I like to call it my “grace from God.” I am sober now, I have let the past go, and I can now live Life on Life’s terms. Next month I will celebrate my first whole year clean and sober!!!! I have built a great relationship with my kids and husband. I live life and all that comes with it now. Happiness is not even a big enough word to explain how I feel.

I am truly lucky to be alive, and I am blessed.

This brave post was submitted by Kelly.

original photo credit: Chad McDonald via photopin cc

4 Comments on “A Story Of Life After Death

  1. What an amazing story Kelly! Thank you so much so sharing and giving hope to others that it can be done! Your truly a miracle and I’m so glad you have joined our group! Many blessings to you and your family:)

  2. From one Kelly to another, you are amazing!!!!!! Thank you for sharing!!! 🙂 🙂 I will celebrate along with you next month!! 🙂

  3. What an amazing story of hope, strength, and secong chances! I myself believe in angels, and your guardian angel was with you that day and helped you through back to your family! Thank you for sharing your story <3

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