Tag: God

A New Year Sober

I woke up this morning before the sun came up. I felt excited about the day and a part of me couldn’t wait until the kids were up so we could start it. I knew where I was,… Read More

My Secret Almost Killed Me

The word alcoholism is scary and comes with all kinds of labels, stereotypes, and emotions. I hated standing up in front of everyone and having to say, “My name is Amy and I am an alcoholic.” It sent… Read More

Powerlessness Sucks The Big One

Powerlessness; Merriam-Webster defines it as “.. having no power: unable to do something or to stop something.” That sounds about right, although my personal definition might be more along the lines of “The suckiest thing ever.” I am… Read More

God Has My Son

A few months after I completed rehab, I came across a woman who ended up sending me some speaker CDs from a 12-step meeting.  I didn’t open them right away.  She told me she would be sending them… Read More

Three Months Sober, Feeling Hopeful

I found another old journal entry. I was around 90 days sober and feeling hopeful. “August 2000 I am going to be someone. I am going to live a life as a functioning, recovering human being. I will… Read More