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Old 09-05-2015, 07:58 PM
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I became a sponsor today.
I believe I'm strong enough in my sobriety now.
Just wanted to share that mile stone with all of you that have been threw the trenches with me since 2009... Thank all of you so much. Especially you Nimuay. If you hadn't called me out I probably would have died that day I stared off the cliff while drowning in the bottle. I appreciate this site more then anyone knows. Thank you for walking the road with me, this time it's the red road and I'm going to continue in my recovery.
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I'm so glad to hear that Mary And congrats on becoming a Sponsor...I believe you'll make an awesome no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is sponsor. People need that to help with their recovery and you with yours
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That's awesome. So glad to hear your doing so well and giving back. I always love your posts and comments ! One day I hope my son can do the same . He has been sober for almost 2 years now and continues to stay strong and talks about going to NA when he gets out . Right now it's AA in prison . Congratulations Mary!
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You have no idea how big the smile on my face is, Mary! Sobriety is not a gift; it's a hard-fought-for trophy.

Now, perhaps, you can celebrate Joe, too, rather than drowning in the sorrow of him.

Blessings, Mary.
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bumbelbee 37 YOU ROCK. . Congrats on being sober. . and bettering yourself! ! Have a great day! !
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Wonderful news, congratulations Mary.
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Three cheers for Mary!

It's always nice to read good news especially here at PTO.

Now, if Mary could just find time for us to get together and do the 1/2 butt transfer................
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Good for you, Mary! Just don't forget to take care of YOU first!!
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That is awesome Mary! Praying God will work through you and use you
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You've accomplished so much despite the pain you've suffered. You're an inspiration to all of us and I know you will be an inspiration to the person you are sponsoring as well. They are lucky to have you! Congratulations, Mary!!
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Thanks everyone I'm trying really hard.
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Thanks everyone I'm trying really hard.
That's because you CARE!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Haha I have to edit the above post. I misread what you wrote.
I mistakenly read what you wrote as "you are really hard"...(As a sponsor) ���� wink,wink!
Either way you are trying hard because you care and you'll make a fabulous Sponsor because you care!
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That's because you CARE!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Haha I have to edit the above post. I misread what you wrote.
I mistakenly read what you wrote as "you are really hard"...(As a sponsor) ���� wink,wink!
Either way you are trying hard because you care and you'll make a fabulous Sponsor because you care!
Hahaha! That's because you guys know me better then anyone!
Sobriety is a hard road in the beginning and i still have days I struggle but for the most part I don't want to die anymore.
My biggest trigger is the grief I have missing my son. I'm working threw it. I've put away most of things that remind me of him but still visit where I released him that day. Sometimes I release balloons when Im really REALLY missing him. I know he's waiting for me on the other side.
Again thanks for helping me all these years and cheering me on still. It feels great not to wake up sick or shake until I got some drinks down. I don't ever want that path again. Hugs! Mary
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Sending you lots of warm thoughts, prayers and hugs Mary!!!
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Mary, you have always been THE one I knew for sure I could turn to whenever my alcoholism went rampant. You have always been the one I'll turn to when I need to talk to someone who knows exactly what I'm going through. Love you.

You once told me that your 24 hour chip was mine if I really wanted sobriety. I've muddled through -- on and off sobriety, over the years, but never actually claimed it. However, Isaiah is on his less than ten years countdown now! In the meantime I've lost a daughter. Life was too much for her. Now I'm asking you to be my online AA sponsor. Someone to take me to task when I start to think I need a beer or twenty. Because I have to be sober and alive when Isaiah gets out. Do I want to meet him at those gates shitfaced? NO. He'll need a sober mom to meet him.
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I was truly caught off guard
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I've been beating myself up for the past two days because I was quite sure I'd broken a rule. I should have contacted you about such personal stuff via PM.

I know you're not always sweet. But that hasn't frightened me off. And that hasn't stopped me from wanting to reach out to you when I'm in need of an online hug. And an online AA sponsor.
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Has always inspired me!

have been here lurking. I am the person who calls you Bummle. I am very proud of your sobriety. You have been through so much. I feel there is hope for myself. I have lost that in myself. The only thing that keeps me alive is my grandson. I am his court ordered guardian.

Our illnesses are not the same. I feel I am an addict of deppresion. If you can do it, so can I! Thank you for this gift you have given me.

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