Yesterday was my 4th sober Thanksgiving. It's only by the Grace of God that I can say this. He removed the obsession very early on for me and I only need to try to align my will with His and life just seems to move along peacefully.
We've had some very rocky times in our family. My husband has watched me go to the dark depths of my addiction and alcoholism, both of us watched our son take his own dark journey. Yesterday was the first time in about five years that the three of us woke up clean and sober, and rode to my family's Thanksgiving celebration. While sitting the back seat of the car, I began to cry......this time it was tears of gratitude.
Some may think it not a big deal to just be riding to Thanksgiving dinner with my family. But for us, this was a huge blessing. All I've ever wanted was to be a "normal" family. The only thing I've ever known about normal is that it is a setting on a washing machine!
I have no doubt that if I continue to do what I've been taught in the program, our family will become even closer and peace will continue.
Today, I think I'll just sit back and enjoy this new found peace and remember that I owe it all to GOD.