Merry Christmas friends
I am typing this as I wait for my kids to fall asleep so we can finish wrapping presents and stuff the stocking. I'm very tired from having been up at 2 AM the last two nights in a row--last night with a child who didn't feel well and the night before when my drunk husband rolled in. I can't wait for this holiday season to be over.
Nonetheless, I do want to take a moment and wish all of you who read this a Merry Christmas.
This is my first sober Christmas and I am able to make it in part because of the support I get here.
It hasn't been easy the last few days. I've been going to meetings and picking up the phones and reading emails from my online support group. But I'm going to be okay and stay sober.
Tonight I am grateful for:
Unlike last year, I was not puking in the butcher shop parking lot when I went to pick up my roast today.
My 9 year old is still really excited about Christmas.
For a nice gathering of my family last night
For the ability to step back and take a deep breath when I want to strangle my husband
For Christmas colored M&Ms
For all my blogger buddies