This is a corner of my world where the hokey pokey really is what it's all about! So when life hits you all at once ~ just sit back and enjoy the ride!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Happy Birthday

You know most of us love a good party. Each of us have our own reasons~birthdays, anniversary, retirement, etc. But my Mom has a birthday coming up that is more special than her actual birth or her belly button birthday. Tomorrow my Mom will celebrate 20 years of being Sober! If you would have asked me then would I think we would ever get this far~I would have laughed my head off! I thought that my mom finally went through the motions to get me and my family off her back. Little did I know what that very strong woman could do. I am not going to bash my childhood~like most folks I know it was as disfunctional as every other house in the neighborhood. We were lucky My siblings and I had both a mom and dad in the same house. But we did have a little secret~like many families do and it wasn't cousin Bob stepping out of the closet. There were sad times and a lot of funny times. It took me awhile to forgive but I have not only have gotten to know and love my Mama very much but we are friends. I would love to say that my siblings are supportive of her and AA but I can't worry about them~afterall it is not about them! All I can do is show my support and let her know that every year I grow more proud of her. She always says that she is one drink away of being a drunk again and that she could slip at any point. But I know that this is something she strives very hard to succeed and I am so excited for her. I am not sure but if I had to bet this birthday is probably a little bit more important than her belly button birthday! If she slipped up tomorrow would I hate her and this disease again! No ~ I would support her all over and help her reach this place all over again one day at a time! So Happy Birthday Mama!

8 comments:

Nadine said...

Congrats to your mom and to you for being such a supportive daughter. But I have to ask.....what is a belly button birthday??????

Susan said...

A Belly Button Birthday is your actual birthday!

Andrea said...

Congratulations to your mama for 20 years of being sober. Enjoy your mama while you still have her. Monday, February 18th would have been my mama's 80th birthday if she was still alive. She passed 4 days after her 65th birthday of complications from a massive stroke.

dot said...

That is certainly something to be proud of. Very few people break the addictions from alcohol and drugs. I'm happy to say that my son-in-law has a similar day that he celebrates. I think the belly button birthday is very cute. Never heard that before.
You sent me an e-mail and I accidentally deleted it before I answered. Can't make it bring up your address either.

Paulie said...

Wonderful news and "Happy Birthday " to your MOM.

Sharon said...

Your mom has made quite an accomplishment here. With your support and love I pray you both will have many more years of mother-daughter memories.
God bless you both.

Edmund (the explorer) Nesbitt said...

What an achievement and how supportive of you too...and how brave.

Exxx

see you there! said...

I love success stories! Congratulations and a Happy Birthday to your Mom. A big hug to you for being supportive too.

PS - you asked about my lemons, they are Meyer Lemons - smaller, thinner skinned and sweeter than the usual home grown lemons.

Darla