Thank you guys. You have all touched my heart in so many ways. It hasn't been a smooth journey but it is so worth it. I pray that we all go forward and enjoy life as an addict in recovery. And, as a very woman told me "Guard Up"
For the newcomers that come on and say "How am I going to get 7 years". You can..I wake up each morning and thank GOD. Then I make the decision whether I will use or not. If I don't use, I get one day. You can all have this if you take it one day at a time.
Thank you all for my decision this morning not to use. Love you all. And thanks for the tears.
Hy congrats on 7yrs that is ausum...you truly are a inspiration to all of us your dedication to the forum and helping people has always been your heart motive you have helped me threw my recovery and many others keep on doing what you do I always read your posts you tell it the way it is and dont candy coat it ...may God bless you abundantly
Greetings Bonnie I'm late to the party but I still want to Congratulate you on 7 years !! This is just so damned AWESOME !! I'm Happy and Proud for you IBK and I so appreciate that you are here with your sound advice and voice of reason.. I send my love to the most Beautiful Hippie Lady I know !! Thank you, Thank you and a Big WHooo Hoooo love, lesa
OMG...this was so special to find. Ang, thank you so much for posting this. It means the world to me. Here I go crying again. Everyone who posted..I love you all and thank you for your kind words and the truth (still hard to hear). You will never know how much you all mean to me and how you keep me clean everyday. If it weren't for this forum and the people here I don't know where I would be. I am truly blessed. For all of you that got through another day yesterday and for those who are just starting today..keep going forward. It DOES get better.
Huge R-E-S-P-E-C-T to you, IBK on your 7th year Anniversary!! Your strength, intelligence & care radiates from all you do on this forum as I'm sure that it is does in your 'local' life. :) I'm grateful that one such as you is here to show us the way. Thank you for all your hard work & for giving so much back.
On a more serious note, I looked it up in the Sobriety Etiquette Guide & I read that a Tangoing Walrus was the proper gift for 7 yrs. clean [the alternate was a pole-dancing Panda which didn't pan out] :
Congrats IBK! This thread is a pleasure to read and I got tearful thinking of you, knowing the battles and rough times you've soldiered through, and what an inspiration you've been for me personally. I love who you are. I love your brain and your wit. I love how completely genuine you are...You are an amazing woman and I know I'm richer for having known you.
Much love to you and thank you for your friendship-
Congratulations IBK. You Rock!!!!
Congrats on 7 amazing years!!!!! I wont go on and on and make you cry again so i will keep this short.
I love you dearly and i want to thank you for being a huge part of my recovery. You have gotten me thru some pretty hard times and you have made the good times even better.
And one last thing.........Congrats on feeling again!!! lol
that's an impossibly giant amount of time. Congratulations! and ty, IBK, for your tolerance and understanding. :)
Congrats you are a true inspiration to all who come after.
Thanks for being a rock on the forum.
You are a voice of reason.
You are a blessing!!
Have a wonderful day celebrating!
You are loved.
Wow...how absolutely AWESOME! Congratulations on your 7 years! That is huge. And thank you for all of your support here at MH. I think we have all been touched by your words and you have encouraged us to challenge our thoughts. Thank you. CELEBRATE!
Go IBK. You rock I have tons of respect for you (even though I was mad after our first ever interaction, I'm glad I had that with you). Sometimes you need someone to make sure you're not kidding yourself. I can't even remember what it was and am too lazy to look back, but I remember I was mad lol ;-)
Absolutely amazing! Huge congratulations to you IBK!!! Thanks so much for all you do to help so many people in your 'no BS', yet kind and always supportive and loving way. And a very special thanks for the FB pool too! Hope you can do something fun for yourself today - you SO deserve it :))
The best advice I ever got was not to live inside my own head.
Thank You for too many things to list here, but mostly for caring and being my friend.
You're Simply the Best!
I love you my friend!
Congratulations on 7 years : )
What an amazing job you have done and continue to do !!!!!
Well done, so amazing : )
Great job!!!!! 7 years Is awesome and I know it isn't easy every day and at night when the sun goes down! Hope you do something great to celebrate and hope 7 is a lucky year for you! ;))
Guess I should have written "she's my new idol". N she is. 7 years is amazing!
7 YEARS! Wow!!!
Not sure what else to say but WOW!!!
Great job! Ur my new idol.
I didn't mean you, Lu....hahaha! I meant ABN's fancy footwork :):)
So I have to follow THAT??? LOL
You're a precious gem......I can't thank you enough for all you give....and continue to help the addict that still suffers.
You're my Football Queen and my blues sista from another mista☼
7 BIG UNS BABE!!!!!!!! HOLLA!!! Keep jamming girl.....love to you☺
Bless you IBK for all the support over the past 3 years. A no BS tough cookie you are indeed and I could not be happier for you.
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Wow! One of the wise veterans on this beautiful forum of knowledge and love. When I first found you guyz something told me that You, IBClean, were a fountain of experience and knowledge to pay attention to. So why would someone spend their time helping others achieve wellness? Because of selfless compassion and love for another. I thank you for your example.
congrat IBK. i haven't been here long, but it is obvious what an asset you are to all. you are selfless in your dedication to MH and all that come here needing help. thank you