Monday, July 2, 2012

Happy Anniversary Eve

Well, tomorrow is our anniversary.  For the first time in forever, I have no expecations, and I'm really thankful that I have great kids, great friends, family who love us, and really, a great husband when he is one.  For all the rest, I'm thankful to al-anon for where I am and that I am working on me.  I love this one thing I read that said if it's good for me, it's good for the alcoholic.  That helps me to stay sane, and judge better what is reasonable.  Not just normal, because that can be very skewed in a relationship with an alcoholic. 
I'm reading a fabulous book recommended by Still Me Only StrongerOne Moment, One Morning by Sarah Rayner.  She was so right about the descriptions of the character who is in a relationship with an alcoholic.  I'm not done yet, but it is a great read.  If you are so inclined, look for a my favorite books section soon.  I loved hers and am going to copy the idea (with her permission, and thank you!!). 
I'll let you know what excitement goes on for the anniversary.  In the meantime, stay well, and know I'm praying for you.


  1. Happy Anniversary!

    You are doing so well with all this, I don't think I could manage.

  2. Happy Anniversary! You are such a brave woman. I am in awe. Keep posting because I am definitely following. In fact, I am thinking about a post as a spin off of your "The Things Alcoholics Say." It was very inspiring!

  3. I'm not sure if you are on Facebook, but if you are, find my FB page. I share things from several different pages. Things that speak to me. There is a FB page called Abuse No More, and those ladies are able to put so many of those odd feelings into words. I share their stuff OFTEN.

  4. Happy Anniversary--I remember how it was, back in the day. The anniversary came and sometimes he wasn't even there, so I just thought about our wedding day and the early years before alcoholism came to reside in our home. Keep all the good thoughts and remember--I'm praying for you too.