Thinking about my friends who have overcome so much.

As I was checking in to our hotel earlier this evening…

The group in front of me had five kids total. Kids were running all over the hotel lobby, jumping on furniture. Bouncing from chair to couch to table tops and back. Yelling.

Parents were completely ignoring their behavior. 

The three parents (a couple plus one) went to get drinks before even checking in. The drinks were consumed immediately. 

I wondered what kind of night the families will be having. I felt sorry for the kids whose parents clearly intended to get wasted (based on what they said, not just the drinks they ordered and drank during check in, which only takes a few minutes.) I also felt sorry for the parents who felt the need to get wasted.

For my friends who have chosen sobriety, I love you. I am proud of each of you. I pray for you. I’m glad I know you. You are changing your lives and the lives of those around you. I don’t expect you to comment. I just wanted you to know how much I respect what you are doing and what you have overcome. ❤️

Addiction, Recovery, Sobriety


I write about my life, my journey, my family, and my faith. I am wife to one, mom to seven with one in heaven, and grandmother to many. I am also full-time caregiver to my stepmom E who suffers from dementia due to Alzheimer’s. In my spare time I like to read, travel, crochet, bike, and play with our black pug Molly.

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