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xtexan
June 6th, 2007, 03:14 PM
As promised:

In the course of human events, we have occasion to acknowledge those individuals who by perserverance, courage, and determination merit special recognition.

By these notations, we honorably recognize our own Gabby, as having achieved the arduous task of completing one year alcohol-free, and therefore by these presents, in gracious admiration, due hereby award Gabby the title of:

AF SOLAR ORBITER
on this day June 6th, 2007.

Please step to the podium to accept your medal, certificate, and honorarium. You may add the customary chevrons to your robes, so that all may know of your great achievement.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!:wd: :wd: :applaud:

MDBiker
June 6th, 2007, 03:55 PM
Congrats gabby. Excellent job.
bear

gabby
June 6th, 2007, 05:35 PM
Ok....stepped up I am.

Ah Neil.....ya got me blushin. And really smilin too. Right here at my computer screen. This is a way cool award. Gonna have to print it off somehow. (can we do this?)

I do really feel achieved. I am happy for myself. I wanted to be AF for a while before I actually worked on it. Its hard to believe I have actually traveled a full year without my addiction of cold beer. (wow)

RJ, I am so glad I have had your website to guide My Way Out of the rut that I allowed myself to get in with those cold beers. There really aren't any words to express the strength that you and your creation here has meant to me. Gosh I have made myself cry now.

And to all the people here that I have made true heartfelt bonds with. We really do walk this road together. Its amazing what we feel with one anther. And how we all help each other. Thanks everyone. You all are so incredibally special. There is no way I could name the way each of you have touched my heart. It would go on and on. Thanks you guys so much.

Big loves and hugs...

Beaches
June 6th, 2007, 05:40 PM
Gabby that was wonderful and again congrats to you and your journey.

Neil, that was wonderful

A very special day indeed.

Guest
June 6th, 2007, 06:19 PM
To my dearest Gabby

Congratulations fellow solar orbiter. Welcome to the next level.

A year is such a long time. When you start out trying to get sober and sort out your life a day seems like a lifetime - even an hour just drags on and on sometimes.. thats how long a year is... 365 days of THAT.

And what a journey. It takes courage and determination to stick at it and beat the odds to get this far. Well well done Gabby.

During your year you have had trials and tribulations. Unfortunately, getting sober does not eliminate shit in your life. But think how much worse you would be now if you had caved in.. and I know.. we all think about that on occasion. And so through your trials and tribulations you have created a corner of success and growth in your life. Do not underestimate the value of this cornerstone of your new life...

And there is no doubt.. that once you start to knock this thing on the head.. your life DOES change.

So.. onwards and forwards and leap into your second year. See you in 365 days with a new award and new stories to tell and not the same old same old.

Well done my friend. Well done... oh.. and did I say well done?

Brigid

ScoobyDoo
June 6th, 2007, 06:57 PM
Now I've got a lump in my throat.

Definitely print that award out Gabby!

gabby
June 6th, 2007, 07:03 PM
Big Smiles with some tears too.....So cool to see you Brigid. I was hoping you would come.

gabby
June 6th, 2007, 07:05 PM
Kate I knew you wouldnt forget either. You guys are the best. And my peeps that I continue to look up to. Thanks so much!

Java
June 6th, 2007, 08:41 PM
Congrats Gabby, I am soooo Happy fo you !!!!!!!!!

mikeupnorth
June 6th, 2007, 08:45 PM
Way to go Gabby! And just think, you started out planning on what, 30 days??? And it felt so good you just kept on going.

You're truly an inspiration.

Mike

psychmommy
June 6th, 2007, 09:50 PM
Hi Gabby. . . I have followed your posts for the last few months and think you're pretty amazing. Congratulations on your accomplishment! You are a great example and inspiration to us all!

karma7171
June 6th, 2007, 09:59 PM
I have followed you

I remember when you were not sober...great job...don't stop patting yourself on the back. You have made it through so many rough spots and milestones.....congrats!

irishlady
June 7th, 2007, 04:25 AM
Hi Gabby, I posted over on General Discussion but just had to post on here as well.. I can't congratulate you enough, another one of us to break the one year barrier, hopefully I'm coming up fast behind you..

Love, Louise xxxx

wwbarb
June 7th, 2007, 05:51 AM
Day late (my world is nuts) but congratulations to a truly inspirational friend.

Congratulations - you deserve it!!

MKR
June 7th, 2007, 07:04 PM
Congratulations on this amazing year!!

:goodjob:

Gabby - you are so very inspirational to all!!! WOW! One year!!! Wahooooooooo!!

Louise, you are not too far behind her!!
xoxo, Mary

Flip
June 7th, 2007, 08:12 PM
Well, done Gabby!!! You have given so many people hope and courage - including me!

6 months to go to catch up! :-)

Preciouspinot
June 7th, 2007, 08:51 PM
Gabby a huge congratulations on such a profound milestone!!! You Rock!! You really are a great inspiration to so many here in this community and with such a terrific sense of humor! :wave:

gabby
June 7th, 2007, 09:11 PM
thanks you guys!

Louise....how much longer?

gabby
June 7th, 2007, 09:13 PM
Mike so cool to see you too. : )

Thanks again for this thread. Really makes me feel good about myself.

abby1
June 8th, 2007, 11:48 AM
Gabby,
Congratulations!!! WOW.... Truly an accomplishment.
Abby