Now before all you female readers jump straight from the title to the comment section to let me have it in a very unladylike fashion you must read, ask one simple question, what anniversary?
January 20, 2009. I created and posted my first entry to this blog.
It almost seems like ancient history now since I wrote that short anonymous introduction. Since that time Darlene and I have come out in the open to you all. We post our e-mail online and we speak openly to individuals and to groups about our life as parents to an addict.
In all seriousness I don't know what I would have done without you all. Writing this blog was not an effort to help others. I began writing this in order to save my life. I felt like I was going down for the third time. My eternal gratitude goes out to each and every one of you for taking my hand and pulling me ashore.
Those many years ago I dreamed and wished that life could be as it is today with Alex's recovery. But the truth is that none of the dreams and wishes those years ago were ever as great as today's reality. Goes to show you that none of us know what the future holds. So my advice today is that if you have a choice in living in dreams and wishes or living in today, choose today. Tomorrow may be more than you can imagine today.