This is my first attempt at making a video in iMovie!
It it rough as guts but it is done and it is for all of you so please enjoy…..!
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Love it x
Lovely and encouraging, to know we are never alone in this. Thanks to both of you, nicely done. It was touching that you included “soon”; we have all been her, we are her, and so we welcome her into the the circle. You too, me too.
Thought I cried enough yesterday but it turns out I have a few more left.What a beautiful thing you have done for us.Thank you.
Sooooooooo motivational. After losing my way for all sorts of reasons this has been the best tonic. All you lovely people are still here helping each other and really helping me. Thank you Mrs D.
Love it! Really made me smile. thanks @Mrs-D xx
Love it – and its ” roughness” too. And fab to hear yours ( and Mr D’s) voice ( don’t get your tv bits over in UK)
Not a dry eye here! Sensational xxx
love it-esp love the music!! THANKYOU
thanks @joey and @aprilaries .. have to admit I was pretty bloody proud of myself at being able to pull it off… ! xx
Yes, meeeeeee tooooo 😀
Wow Mrs. D – now you are a great filmmaker too!!
No limits to what a sober girl can do!
I loved it and I cried at the beauty of it.
yes! @clearrainbow we do rock.. together we rock xx
This was amazing. I think we all need the encouragement and the reassurance that we are not in this battle alone. I’m back to trying another attempt at sobriety. Today is day 4. I cant explain it but for some reason this time feels different. Not many cravings and lots of happiness for some reason. For the first time in a very long time I woke up Monday morning feeling great! Not groggy and hung over..but well rested. I thank God for that. For the first time since I admitted I had a problem and tried unsuccessfully to quit..I am looking forward to sobriety. Thanks Mrs. D. YOU TRULY ARE AN INSPIRATION!
Thanks Mrs D…definitely food for thought…day 5!
great you are here @KAM and thanks for your kind words.. how fab you are getting that shit booze out of your life.. make sure you go back and read the ‘That’s Bullshit’ post and ‘Fast Forward the Tape’..really great for the brain retraining xxx
OMG! (I’m getting this lingo down Mrs D lol). That was just awesome!! Thank you so much, its really important for me to know there’s others out there just like me and I’m not some kind of freak after all xx
yay @candnz …! omg tbh it’s amazeballs you are here btw xxx
(translation: Oh my god to be honest it’s great you are here by the way..!)
Oh this is just great MrsD. Seeing all the photos made it so moving for me. Loved the music too.
That is so lovely, brought me to tears.
Has inspired me to get my photo up there………………………..
yes @freebreezi upload a photo to our ‘faces of recovery’ page..! (separate from your profile avatar) xx
I have to confess… I often play this video just to hear Mr D’s singing and guitar playing. Did he write this song, Lotta? It’s beautiful. I love music, it makes my soul sing and brightens my day.
Yep it’s a Mr D original @madandsad..! xx
That was wonderful, such a nice song as well!
thanks @capri! Love your profile pic too xx
That is very cool. Brought tears to my eyes. Thank you both very much for that.x
amazing how music can add so much depth and emotion.. but all those brave faces and signs are so powerful too… wonderful brave people. Hope you are well @watergirl xx
Day Two and that made me smile & feel motivated – thanks (what a brilliant song too!) I want to be one of those people “sober & happy” 🙂
Yes @tryingagain2505 you ARE one of those people… xxx
Very good! I have seven days sober, and I needed that inspiration today. Thank you.
congrats on 7 days @grannyjanny that’s very cool xx
Lovely…just lovely! 🙂
🙂 right back atcha @jo14 xx
So very touching, and thoughtful, thanks so much to both of you, great teamwork!!
ha ha @quietlydone you should have seen me trying to get the kids to hold the iPad still so I could type that ‘we hoped…’ message.. took quite a few tries!
Oh my gosh what a cool idea, that was very emotionally moving, and to see all these amazing people free from the clutches of that poison shit alcohol, is so fucking awesome. Winners. Day 88 for me.
Whoop 88 days @MsLSober great job! xx
Love the video. It brought a tear to my eyes. So many courageous people trying to make a change for the better. Kia kaha everyone.
nice to see you back here @stacey!! hope you are well xx
Absolutely loved it – both of you are beautiful. Mrs D, you are a soul searcher who radiates love and support. xxx
ha ha not sure about that but thanks for the kind words whoever-you-are! x
Nice one both of you! 🙂
Fantastic…Loved it. A very Inspiring Movie, Overflowing with Love and beautiful understanding. Thank you to the both of you for being caring, unselfish, supportive and down right lovely people xx
so cool that I’ve met you know @Mac007 because I can say RIGHT BACK ATCHA and really mean it!!
Totally awesome! Thank you! What a wonderful and talented woman you are Mrs.D! And Mr.D is quite a star too! Not to mention all the amazing people winning the battle every day. Thanks again for your example, courage and encouragement. XX
ha ha I don’t think I’ll be winning any Oscars for editing .. feel like I was using iMovie to about 5% of it’s capacity.. but managed to get something together to share .. thanks @ambivaholic xxx
Excellent, I love it. I agree, it’s great to see all our smiling faces. Love the music from Mr D too.
it’s all your faces that make it so cool @glowing .. all that bravery and hope and grit and determination xx
🙂 Thanks my friend – not long till your big soberversary!! @suek xx
Totally blown away. You guys just astound me. Certainly got a keeper there Mrs D!! Thank you both so much. What a perfect end to the weeknd. xo
Would you be able to post the lyrics @MrsD ?
Mr D has written soooooooooo many songs .. glad you enjoyed it @prudence xxx
Fan…blooming…tastic. Simple but poignant. Cool that Mr D did the singing too. I suspect you had fun making it – look forward to the next one. It is really cool for us to look back over what you have helped people achieve, I hope you sit for a moment and acknowledge it to yourself. Thanks. x
thanks @switchedon .. it sure does make me feel good looking at everyone’s faces in this video.. I love love love our community and I LOVE that we are all kicking that shit booze to the curb! x
Love, love, loved it . Well done Mr & Mrs D.
thanks @PatMac ! x
That is so cool, wow I’m blown away. I cried my way through seeing all those faces and dates of the many wonderful people on this site. Thank you so much Lotta, I wouldn’t be sober if it hadn’t been for seeing you in the media, reading your book and joining this site. Keep making movies please! Xxx
Thanks @citygirl… hope you are going ok xxx
Beautiful! Well Done Mr and Mrs D xx
thanks @rosieoutlook..! Great username btw …
Big big thanks to you and Mr D. Yep I’m all teared up. What I most love is that it is NOT perfect which is like our journeys. Not perfect but starting from where we are. Sure we make mistakes but the biggest mistake is not to start and the next biggest is not to continue.
Thanks @Mrs-D I am doing great. So grateful to be part of this wonderful community.
yes! much like sobriety @PKChoosesLife if I didn’t start this vid it never would have happened and I just wanted to push through and get something done to share and not worry that it wasn’t perfectly perfect… our imperfections are what make us real…. hope you’re doing well.. it’s so great having you here xx
Lovely 😀 Who is that singing, Mrs D?
It’s Mr D! Pleased you like it @madandsad x
Love it Mrs D! You did an amazing job! Sooo proud of you 🙂
Great video, loved the sound track as well. Who is the singer?
Mr D’s dulcet tones @gerry xx
Love love LOVE it MrsD sniff sniff. Please make more.
hopefully I’ll get better the more I do @PJNT! x
Sniff sniff! Have watched twice and teared up both times! So AMAZING and WONDERFUL to think of people getting their lives back from that demon robber alcohol! Now I’m typing teary! Love it Mrs D xxx
Aw bless… That’s so cool @katerina …
Brilliant Mrs D. Love it, from the start to the credits! Well done YOU!
Thanks @inthegarage66 … Always love it when you pop in to see us! X