A Toast to Me
A Toast to Me sober life stories
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skjw2004
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I tried all the tricks; once a week, weekends only, beer, just a glass of wine to relax. One day turned to seven, one glass turned to a bottle, a few beers to a few six packs.

A Toast to Me

I tried all the tricks; once a week, weekends only, beer, just a glass of wine to relax.

One day turned to seven, one glass turned to a bottle, a few beers to a few six packs.

The night began like all the rest of mine;

Family, fun, a lot of laughs and a lot of wine.

It ended with harsh words, threats, and slamming of doors; another fight.

The morning brought tears and fears; the need to make wrongs right.

He couldn't stand it, stand me, didn't know what to do or how to help.

He couldn't take any more.

Losing the love of my life, my sanity and feeling helpless scared me to the core.

Feelings masked, secrets kept, lies told; denial so deep, I couldn't see the light.

Excuses made, bottles hidden, moments forgotten; this became my life night after night.

Walking through that door was the hardest thing for me;

Admitting weakness, loss of control and needing help was not easy.

I raised my hand with tears streaming down my face; my name is Kathy and I'm an alcoholic.

The tears came harder, the relief was immense, the fear was overwhelming, I knew I was sick.

That night was just the beginning, a journey that will last a lifetime.

The fear has eased, but the memory of it is still very much alive.

The love, support, and understanding he has shown me is the best gift he could have ever given - above all.

He is there when I'm feeling alone, he is there to cry with, he is the one person who will be there if I ever fall.

I love my life, I love my husband, I love being sober; it has been an amazing journey.

I still take one day at a time and always will; God grant me the serenity.

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