Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Happy Birthday, Quite a Difference

Today is Alex's 24th birthday. This one is so different that you could almost consider it abnormal, he is clear and sober.

Last year he was clear and sober but in jail serving his 6 months. So his birthday came and went behind bars. All the years before, I guess, around 7 years he was in some stage of active addiction. there is nothing normal about an addicts birthday, it seems like they celebrate by increasing the drama of the day. Bet you all know what I mean.

The best story of Alex's birthday while he was active was what I wrote last year, April 11, 2011.

Mom and dad get to celebrate with him this year. Don't know what we are doing yet. Haven't made any plans the family celebration is scheduled for Saturday. Our celebration is one done privately inside ourselves.

Where there is life there is hope.

7 comments:

Terri said...

Enjoy that internal celebration! Congratulations to your son...and to you and your wife.

Syd said...

So awesome for Alex! I'm glad that this year is different. Happy birthday to Alex.

kelly said...

Happy Birthday to Alex! And I am so glad you all get celebrate together! Em's birthday is tomorrow, 21. All these April birthdays!

Lou said...

I never get tired of reading about renewed lives.

Beth Wilson said...

Ron, what blessings come to us when we choose to live one day at a time. Blessings to your entire family this day and every day!

Barbara said...

Happy Birthday to one of the first addicts I "met" via blogging and one that will always be special to me.

ALEX ROCKS!

And Dad and Mom - so do you.

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