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    Thread: One Year!

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      One Year!

      Yesterday was ONE WHOLE YEAR!!
      365 days!
      52 weeks!
      12 months!

      Thank you MWO for being my beacon of light and never giving up on me. Every time I came crawling back ashamed, broken, desperate for understanding, and hoping to find a way...you were here.

      And I did find my way because of MWO.
      Literally one fricken day at a time.

      That last night I drank a whole year ago...I still think about it. It was a Friday. I stopped after work and bought wine. I was crafting for an upcoming Scout event. I was drunk when my husband and son came home. But I was happily crafting away.
      Safe in my home with my family.
      Suddenly it was 3am the next day and I woke up with a terrible fright. What happened? OMG my head...oh I did it again...you get the picture. I stumbled into the kitchen to drink water and I saw crafting stuff all over. I walk past my living room and I don't see my car. WHAT? Where is my car? THINK!!
      Tiny flashes assault me...liquor store, then driving to a bar as to not upset the family apparently..drinking vodka in my car...drinking at the bar...OH! That's where my car is!
      Somehow I had the sense to call my brother to come get me and bring me home. He did. The next day my husband took me back to get it. Inside the car, on the front seat lay the half drunk bottle of vodka in the paper bag.
      I went home and drank that vodka. I knew that I was saying goodbye to alcohol but I drank it anyway. I finally accepted that I could never just have one, and that I could never go back again.

      I slept for the weekend. I'm pretty sure I checked in here. I still don't remember everything that happened, that night was all a black out. I do know that I am not allowed back in that bar. I do know that my husband refused to come and pick me up. I do know that I could have had an accident or DWI.
      I do know that something snapped inside of me and I did not care what happened to me. (Others yes, but not myself) And I had a gut wrenching feeling that I was spared some terrible catastrophe. I could have easily died in a horrible crash just like my dear brother did. I could have killed someone. But somehow, God helped me get home and I never drank again.

      And I pray every day that I never will again.

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      Congratulations Nursie!
      I have too much shit to do today and tomorrow to drink

      I'm taking care of the "tomorrow me"

      Off the table no MATTER what.

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      Happy 1st birthday Nursie, a wonderful fantastic achievement and you wont ever drink again if you keep doing what you are doing. Your story sent shivers down my spine, mainly due to the "what could have happened" scenario. My blackouts were horrendous at the end and also got me to finally realise i was done with al. All the hard work started from then but what a joy it has become to live it all sober. So proud of you and keep up the great work.

      Have a happy day.
      AF free 1st December 2013 - 1st December 2018 - 5 years of living life as i should have done all of my life

      Ava is a SHPFFFDU ! (Special, honest, practical, fantastic friend from downunder) - thank you NS

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      Nursie,

      Congratulations to you on your one year birthday. Your post brought tears to my eyes - I am so very happy and proud of you. I really think your post belongs in the tool box. Would you please consider putting it there?

      And Iím with you on thanking God too.

      Way to go.
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      A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Winston Churchill

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      You made me cry with your post. MWO saved us both.

      Congratulations!!!
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      Wow, Nursie, what a powerful post!! Thank you for taking the time to share it with us. It would be an amazing addition to The Toolbox. Imagine the people you've helped here today. CONGRATULATIONS ON ONE YEAR AF!!!!:yay:

      My apologies for the goofy, mixed-up Font sizes! LOL
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      CONGRATS ON 1 YEAR AF NURSIE!!!
      AF since 03/26/09
      NF since 05/19/09
      Success comes one day at a time

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      Dear Nursie!

      Congratulations! I admire your determination and persistence, and I appreciate your honesty and support as well. That post gave me pause.

      I hope you're celebrating, crafting, hugging your family - whatever you want to do to reward yourself!

      With respect, pride and admiration!
      xoxo
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      Quitting and staying quit isnít easy, itís learning a whole new way of thinking. Itís accepting a new way of life, and not just accepting it, embracing it...
      Worry about tomorrow, tomorrow. Just get through today. Tomorrow will look after itself when it becomes today, because today is all we have to think about.
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      Here is to year 2 Nurse, delighted you found your freedom.
      Alcohol makes me sick.

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