Something I feel very fortunate about is those followers I have gain in the recent past who write recovery blogs. I admire these folks for the honesty they have been showing and being here for the rest of us. I have referred to them as "12 steppers" but I have felt funny in doing so. All of us should follow the 12 steps in our own way.
There are reasons I feel a closeness to these dear people. My mother's parents were alcoholics and she used to tell me when she was young that she, her sister, and her brother would spend evenings in the family car while her parents were in the local bar. My mother is one of my heroes because she rose above this all to be one of the best moms around.
The recovering alcoholics and addicts, as well as those from Al Anon, are big enough people who realize that they're too small to handle their situation by themselves, that they need that higher power as well as their supporting members, to help them in their journey.
I have said before that I'm humbled that these bloggers have chosen me as one of their online friends. I'm fortunate that they allow me to see into their journey as they proclaim victory over addictions and co-dependency. And I am proud of the steps they have taken.
So MsHen, Clean and Crazy, Syd, J-Online, Child is Ill, and others, thank you.