I stood there for a long time watching people talk about the journey sobriety takes us on while we ate cake. I was amazed at the tears of happiness and the laughter. I was standing there ashamed. Ashamed because I should have picked up my 25 year token in December. As soon as that thought crossed my mind it dissolved and I felt overwhelmed. In an instant I felt new, whole, perfect. I saw through the eyes of a person who had lost it all and in 4 years had more then they ever could imagine. I really could not have imagined the life I live today! I have never before felt this level of gratitude and peace.
Thank you to everyone who has been part of these four years. Some are AA, some are Al-Anon, some are still drunks, some are near, some are afar, some are friends, and some are family. Some know the peace true serenity brings and some are still learning. I can see the promises through your eyes for the first time and I am so deeply grateful.