I am an (almost) 33 year old mother of three. I have been an alcoholic for almost 12 years and have tried to quite a plethora of times. I am currently on day 3 now and have been reading the Mrs D. blog. It has been helping so much and nice to be able to relate to something. As much of what she talks about is me. Except......(EEK!) I was up to 14 bottles of wine a week.
Tomorrow I will be at day 100!!!! I am so happy. I had a rough week but came out feeling stronger than ever. It was my 1st sober vacation and 4th of July. I had some pretty strong pangs but i rode the wave and utilized my sober tools. Sobriety is so worth it. I was really really bad one hundred and so days ago. I really don’t know if I would have made it through the year if I kept going the way I was. Blacking out almost every night and waking up with uncontrollable body twitches for hours at a time and much more. I honestly cannot believe I am at 100 days. =)
Good on you. Spend the savings on those beautiful children of yours. Also your sober lifestyle is the role modelling they need to see. Their future is so much based upon upon your actions. Enjoy and celebrate sobriety.