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Our Reality~

Yesterday i buried a friend/coworker.  She had struggled with alcohol and drugs for quite some time.  Her death was ruled suicide.  The toxicology report is not back yet.  Today i received a call from my coworker at my other job.  Her daughter was murdered by her husband who then took his life.  Alcohol and drugs were a part of this devastation also.  They were both 47.  My coworker is an older lady who has a heart of gold.  She took me under her wing when i started my job, she and i talk about everything.  I was in shock when she told me the tragic events that took place. My heart aches for her and her family and it also aches for the ones who died.  They both were in such a bad place, going thru a divorce and rage took over.  The scary part is this could be any one of us.  None of us are exempt from this sort of thing happening if we would pick up and use again.  These 2 deaths were so uneccesary but their addictions took over.  Please do whatever it takes to stay sober.  Talk, go to meetings, see your therapist, pastor etc.  Tonight i am grateful for my sobriety~sara
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1930941 tn?1400107522
Thanks for the reminder Sarah.  I am thankful everyday for my sobriety.  All of us need reminders to never take it for granted.  I will pray for your friends, and you.  You have been a good friend to me and always share wise words.  I know you have helped so many..and more with this message.
Thanks!!!
1930941 tn?1400107522
BTW...just celebrated 583 days... :)
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:(((((( this is so tragic...ALL of it!we must safeguard our recovery....and condolences go out to the survivors of these tragedies!
495284 tn?1333894042
Congrats!!!!  I am so proud of you!!  It is always nice to see your updates.

We can never take our sobriety for granted, that is for sure.

Ibizan..How are all the 4 leggeds?
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I'm so very sorry to read this Sara.. what goes thru my mind is Thank Goodness the good spirits set you two up to be friends.. for this lady that took you under her wing called you, The Creator knows she called someone with the strength to help her thru this.. You have your sobriety to help you.. My heart goes out to this dear lady that took you under her wing.. Alcohol and drugs have never done any favors for my relationship.. My condolences. warmly lesa
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the 4 leggeds r good..the fainting goat has become a cling-on which she never was even tho she has Cisco!iwe miss our boy but know he's painfree @ the Bridge!these dogs are the bastion of my recovery!:)how r all of urs?2 and 4 leggeds?
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Wow i can so relate 68days for me.  Lost my daughter and 3 grandbabies in a fire. Oxy related
495284 tn?1333894042
Great job on those 68 days Mustang!!  Keep your sobriety sacred and do whatever it takes to stay that way, your life depends on it~

I am so sorry to hear of your losses.  I hope you are working thru the pain and grief.  We are always here if you need to talk~
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All the babies are good.  Weather is finally cooperating so hopefully the dogs can get to the lake for a much needed swim.  Ticks are thick at the park so havent taken them.  They have had their flea and tick treatment but i still worrying about those damn ticks.  It took Cali awhile to get back to herself after kitty passed.  She still looks for him at times even now.  I remember how bad kitty grieved after the beagle passed.  That about broke my heart but they are both together again and i am sure he is ambushing her!!!  Your boy is running pain free now.  We will be reunited with them again~
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Very sorry to hear all this Sara. it makes us grateful that we've found our sobriety and can hold on to it one day at a time. There are so many Yet's out there waiting for us to go back out and experience. All we can do is surround ourselves in the atmosphere of recovery every day. Without our program of recovery we are vulnerable.
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