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
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!