Friday, April 3, 2009

Life lived well….

This is one of the many reasons I do what I do. This is an e-mail we  received at work from a pt that  thought she was hopeless and found that life could be good again.

Good Morning,

Well, today is my 1 year anniversary of living a sober life.  It was birthday last night at my home group and they insisted I get my 1 year chip a day early.  WOW – what an awesome experience.  I wasn’t prepared to give a speech – but God spoke for me.

I look over this last year in amazement. . . .

My marriage and family relationships are much better and continue to grow stronger

I have peace in my heart

The self hatred and victim mentality is gone

I wake up in the morning feeling great and excited about the day

Received a promotion at work and a substantial raise

Became a hospice volunteer

Gave a presentation to the Space Station International Partners in Rome

Ran a half marathon

. . . and much more!!!!

I don’t sit on the couch feeling sorry for myself and drinking myself to death – I live life following God’s guidance.

One of my favorite sayings is: I am the builder, but God is the architect.

I thank God for putting LaHa and the aftercare group in my path to help me rebuild a relationship with him. 

With great respect and appreciation..


Due to privacy issues I have left off her name, but I’m sure you get my point here… Next mo we will have an annual reunion . It is a weekend to look back and visit with pts that have stayed on the right path and are living  with hope.

jump for joy 

Simply The Best..

La Hacienda Treatment Center


  1. Awesome blog- from name to the deseign, right down to the content. Congrats on the one year chip

  2. great blog...awesome achievement!

  3. well I think your..followers are mixed up a bit..but hey you got some great compliments mom!

    on the post it is a real reward when you hear back from someone you worked with/for..way to go!

  4. It is the very few pts like this one that cause me to go to work. Otherwise I might have quit a long time ago.

    Also, congratulations on your one year chip....Ha! Ha! just kidding.



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