Thursday, March 09, 2006

Is there anything a man don't stand to lose, When the devil wants to take it all away - Mexicali Blues

Until you have found yourself doing the unimaginable, despicable, you will never know. Until you have caused immeasurable pain and suffering to those you love most, you will never know. Until you find yourself dragging in the gutter not wanting to stand, you will never know. Until you surrender, you will never know the joy of sobriety. Eighteen years ago tonight I took what I pray was my last drink. Tomorrow I begin year nineteen. Thank you Bill W.


Blogger Virtual Nobody said...

To your post title.

I say no...

9:14 PM  
Anonymous otilius said...

Congratulations, Helen! That's some achievement. and, I'm glad that if I had to lose a Battle of the Blogs "challenge" it was to you.


10:24 PM  
Anonymous stranger said...

congrats hon, well deserved. keep on truckin!

11:10 PM  
Blogger Jay said...

Happy Birthday!


6:26 AM  
Anonymous Raida said...

Congratulations, my friend. I'm so proud of you. And I'm sure you're proud of you have every right to be.



10:12 AM  
Anonymous Robin (from the Webster) said...

Giving thanks to Bill W and your Higher Power for your transformation; Congratulations on allowing your real and lovely self to be revealed beyond the veil of inebriation.

Rock on, Mama!

You are my hero,

Hip Hip Hooray!!!

3:18 PM  
Blogger Justin Kreutzmann said...


that so great to hear.\

10:30 PM  
Anonymous andrena said...

Congrats! Seventeen here! Isn't it a miracle???

11:56 PM  
Blogger Babs said...

Congratulations!!! That is awesome!!

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I don't understand other people going around and bad mouthing people's blogs. Doesn't make any sense to me. Well, except I guess that is what I did!!! LOL!!!

Blog for yourself!!! And again Congrats!!!

5:40 AM  
Blogger xianfu said...

cONgrATs??.... Yeah..making the list...I dun think it will work "p...

5:58 AM  
Blogger jane said...

Congratulations, Helen! This is the best accomplishment & quite honestly, the beginning of all that matters. As bad as things may get sometimes, we can always look back & remember they were once much worse. Hope is a wonderful thing.

12:18 PM  
Blogger Ally The Strange said...

Well... Congratulations !
If only everybody was as brave as you... my family still suffers from my dad's alcoholism so I know what I'm talking about... he never ever even tried to stop once.
You have every reason to be proud!
Keep smiling!
By the way your blog is absolutely fantastic.

3:15 PM  
Blogger Dramedy Girl said...

Congratulations! That is huge!

7:52 PM  
Blogger Mark said...



2:46 AM  
Anonymous Arwen said...

congratulations!! and good luck with year 19. :)

10:34 AM  
Anonymous parated2k said...

Way to Go Helen!!

Until you have overcome and spit back in the face of adversity, you never know.

Somethings are well worth knowing ;~D

6:20 PM  
Blogger '*\~>Chris?<~/*' said...

congrats Helen

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sobriety is an asset of incalcuable worth. May your higher power continue to bless you in your endeavor. Crimsonhands

10:50 PM  
Blogger Lioness said...

:) Good job. Keep it up!

12:37 AM  
Anonymous Rob In China said...

Wow, nineteen years...that's incredible. Congratulations!

To overcome something so great, every day is probably a celebration for you.

You have some great posts.

Good luck.

5:11 AM  
Anonymous Abraham Lincoln said...

I have been occupied at but am just getting back to launch my campaign to become president. LOL You can read all about it at if you are interested. It is still being worked on daily.

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Lyman said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!

I'm coming right up behind you... only 17 1/2 years to go. :)

Thanks for letting us know it works.

5:10 PM  
Anonymous hellonheels said...

Congrats Helen!

1:25 AM  
Blogger karma said...

dear dear Helen, I stand up and applaud you

8:08 AM  
Blogger Raida said...

Pssst.............You've been tagged. ;o)

(You'll like this I swear. *hugs*)

6:15 PM  
Anonymous Raida said...

I'm an ass...go on over to for the tag.

6:29 PM  
Blogger JIN said...

I totally agree with what you said!

Congrates Helen, you're one strong woman!!!

12:57 PM  
Blogger Johnny Wadd said...

Congrats to you.

9:27 PM  

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