Too many times we sit by and let things pass and don’t bring attention to them. Well, at least I do. Am I lazy? Am I afraid of bringing attention to myself?
Regardless, I’m not going to do it today. Today is the 20th anniversary of my wife getting clean and sober. Yep, she was 21 yrs old and already had the need to give up drugs and alcohol, so needless to say, it was a big deal. After all of the roadblocks the universe has put in her way – alcohol & drug addiction, overeating, anxiety, depression, and now health issues with iron and ferratin deficiencies – she is so much more now than when I first met her.
She’s grown, changed, slid back, pulled herself up by her bootstraps, succeeded, failed, and yet through it all is that desire, that will, to be better than the day before. I know that it’s been rough, especially the last year or so with trying to get her anxiety/depression meds right, and her iron levels, but I see more of the woman I fell in love with, wanted to marry, now than I have seen in a long time. She’s understanding, caring, and loving in a way that just hasn’t been possible before. It’s good to see her come out of that battered and unemotional shell.
And she’s been clean and sober now for TWENTY YEARS!
You amaze me honey, I’m so proud of the woman you’ve become and I look forward to the future with you.