Tag Archives: sobriety

Sitting In The Circle

It’s often the smallest things that stop you in your tracks. The things that you don’t even think about and then you see something or hear something and all of a sudden you’re overcome with a memory…a moment…a season of … Continue reading

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Separation

At this point, the number of years we’ve spent apart outnumber the years we’ve lived under the same roof. Despite that fact, I had never used the word “separated”. Anytime I would fill out forms…for the doctor…rehab…insurance…Job applications…anything…I always use … Continue reading

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Surviving

The first few days your husband starts rehab – it’s like the 5 stages of grief except you don’t get anytime to stay in any of the stages so you don’t get to process the feelings. All you get to … Continue reading

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Concrete Floors

Two and a half years ago…I remember a time where I wasn’t always wondering when the next rug would be pulled out from under me. It was Thanksgiving. My youngest girl and I had gone to Ohio for the week. … Continue reading

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Circles

Sometimes your loss and grief is so tied up in someone else’s choice – your pain is so intertwined with someone else’s story – so much so that when you try to move forward, your steps either make the other … Continue reading

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Fear

Fear. The rock I put down at the marriage conference a brief 6 weeks ago. Only to pick back up a few short weeks later. Not unfounded. Unbearably heavy. June 3rd Day Zero June 4th Day One. Again. He’ll go … Continue reading

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Maybe…Almost

I think…maybe…almost…I would rather not have known what it would be like. The sobriety. What an awful thought. That I…maybe…almost…would give back knowing the real him. I wonder if it would be easier to not blame myself…if I didn’t know … Continue reading

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Happy Two Years Sober

August 17, 2012 – August 17, 2014 My husband. Sober. Two years. Y’all. It hasn’t been easy. It hasn’t been the picture I had in my head. It. Is. So. Much. Better. It’s getting better. One. Day. At. A. Time. … Continue reading

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Favorite Five Friday – Week 2

  Today, the pastor who has invested in us…fought for us when we weren’t fighting for us…believed in us…hurt with us…rejoiced with us…is following God’s call on his family and moving out of state. When we first found out, I … Continue reading

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About A Dog…

His story starts with a Facebook post…a family at our church looking for a new home for their new puppy…But not quite sure they could really give him up…Me questioning why I would possibly think a new dog would be … Continue reading

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