Dear Readers, From the beginning of time, the world has been through many trials and tribulations. So too, has every living thing on our Earth. My mother has been through some of these, having been born in 1925. She will be 95 on Easter. A concert violinist for all of her life, she only retired … Continue reading Perseverance
So happy we can walk outside! Dear Readers, I’m writing this on my iPad, which I have done before, but it sure isn’t easy! I have to stay away from Mr. UT because he is working with our computers, and is in his “work mode”! Yikes! Lol We were lucky we had already adjusted to … Continue reading Holding Hope
So many thoughts circling in my head, Like the falcon circling in the sky, Looking for its prey, I keep trying to grab one, But like a mouse, It scampers away. So like the falcon, I am left hungry. On Our Walk By the Minnesota River Valley Dear Readers, Mr. UT is helping me stay … Continue reading These Times
Dear Readers,I hope all of you are well today!If you are struggling with getting or staying sober, remember, you are not alone.There are so many people who have been where you are, but have made it out of the terrible cycle of addiction.It's a horrible cycle of pain, anxiety, depression, over and over again.Spring is finally here!I didn't want … Continue reading Coming Home
Dear Readers, 4 Years!Today, September 4, I have been sober for four years. Lately, I have been seeing and hearing about people who have died from alcohol and/or alcohol related problems. Sometimes, I tend to forget how brutal this disease is, partly because I don't see this in my day to day life. It usually destroys us slowly. It destroys families, marriages, … Continue reading 4 Years!
Dear Readers,I am reposting this post from 10/6/15, when I had been sober for just a little over a year. I am still working on my self-talk, and seeing the world through the lens of all that I have, rather than what I lack.The gift of sobriety has made this possible! If I was still drinking, my life would … Continue reading All That I Have
Dear Readers,I will be 37 months sober on October 4.There is nothing I am more grateful for than being sober today.Mr. UT and I thank you all so very much for your kind words, love, and prayers!The good news is the lung doctor does not think I have any lung disease. He said the ER radiologist "over-read" the chest X-ray.I … Continue reading I Sing Red Leaves
Dear Readers,Addiction is tough. It kept me lost, and in denial for many years.I refused to believe I had a problem. I refused to believe that I couldn't moderate.I refused to believe my husband who told me I had to stop drinking.Even after having to go to the hospital after drinking all day, and passing out, I refused to believe … Continue reading Hope
Dear Readers,Spring I have the best people supporting me, including all my readers. I am always in deep gratitude for people's help, hope, and strength. I often think God shows himself (or herself) through people.If I quiet my mind long enough to listen to other people's stories, I am reminded of our shared experiences. I am reminded of our need for love, belonging, power, … Continue reading Strength on Day 231
Dear Readers,If there is one message I want to share, it is one of HOPE. No matter how many times I stopped drinking and started again, I NEVER GAVE UP. There were times I felt utterly hopeless, to be sure, but when those feelings passed, I committed myself to stop drinking again.I want to carry this message in my … Continue reading 100 Days and Still Counting!