Tuesday, February 03, 2009

I appreciate the recovery bloggers

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.

8 comments:

Ms Hen said...

My wireless computer was down for hours.....just got back on a while ago...

Saw this and have to say what a SWEETIE you are..

Your mother was a hero.........

(hugs to you and your family)

clean and crazy said...

Really awesome post Cliff. Thanks so much you are very appreciated. The humbling part about this whole recovery thing is with any program it teaches us that it is a "we" thing. I can't, but We can. And the truly amazing part is that it is all around us. Everywhere. recovery and we are not alone. I can reach out with a newcomer at a meeting, with a sponsee doing stepwork, over the phone and online. that is the amazing thing because it helps me see just how big this recovery thing is and just how big my "Serenity Circle" can be. Thanks for being a part of my life today.

Amias said...

I so love open and honest dialogue, Cliff, and find this post to be so.

Very good post!!

Mike Golch said...

cliff,I know the pain of having a parent addicted to a chemical substance.Alcohols is one of the substances.My Dad was one of those types that would sit in a bars he would go there and have his son with him while he drank.In 1963 my Mom put her foot down and told Dad he had a choise to make his drinking or his kids he could not have both.

Just For Conner said...

Cliff,
Thanks so much for the kind words. I'm grateful to have come upon your blog and enjoy your enthusiasm for life and others. God Bless and Thank you again! Jenn

Maggie said...

Cliff...I agree that your mom is a real hero to go through what you said and to be a wonderful mother as an adult... She is a strong woman.

RiverPoet said...

Thanks for pointing out some really good blogs here. I have some new ones to read now. My daughter is an addict, so I really need the fellowship those blogs can provide.

Thank you - D

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

I agree wtih you 100% - people who face their demons and are brave enough to live life "one day at a time" are VERY special and deserve our respect and admiration. I salute them along with you, Cliff!