Hello my name is Cheryl S. and I am an alcoholic. My sobriety date is Feb 27, 2007. I will be celebrating 10 years.
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My Watershed Recovery Story
I have been thinking about this all year and it does make me a bit nervous to say the least. If someone would have told me you will be picking up a 10 year medallion I would have said that they were absolutely nuts.
At first I was only doing the rehab for the sake of my family, but about the 2nd week of being in The Watershed I realized that I really was an alcoholic, and thank God for giving me a second chance at life clean and sober.
I started to take the tools that they gave me and went to all the meetings and fully absorbed everything that was discussed in the sessions. I have prayed the day before for God to help me and he listened and today I am here because of God, The Watershed and AA.
3 ½ years
I have been through some hard times over the past 3 ½ years with the passing of my Daddy and my very good friend Beth. And, I broke my ankle and was immobile for 9 months. When I lost my job and other medical issues that happened in those couple of years but by the grace of God I did not even thinking of taking a drink. In which I would have to say was the furthest thing from my mind.
I just became very vigilant and prayed, either went to meetings or when I was down with my ankle I did a lot of online meetings which are not the same as face-to-face meetings, but I do have to say they helped me stay sober during that time.
A many great things
There have been many great things that happened also, we sold our home last year and moved to PA where my family is as we had no family in Florida and that is what we were missing so much especially during the Holidays. I have another grandchild on the way and have two in California. And they all never saw their Grandmother drunk, and never will as long as I continue doing the work that was given me by the staff in The Watershed who got me sober and where I started.
Opening up and letting people in, the people in AA as I always took suggestions not that I did them all but just the same I listened to what they were saying, God as he helps me on a daily basis and guides me to do his will, my sponsor that I had for 9 years and had many occasions where we met and she would guide me through the Big Book and the 12 Steps, my family who didn’t lose total belief and trust in me and for myself for believing in me and never giving up no matter what I kept praying and put one step in front of the other.
I love my life today and would not trade it for anything in the world. Life has a new meaning and it begins with me and nobody can change that only me. Sober, serene, happy and free. I pray that each and every one that reads this has found or finds there new way of life and know that there are many others out there just like you just reach out and let it happen.
10 years, Thank you!
Cheryl S., clean and sober since February 27, 2007Tags: The Watershed Reviews, Watershed Alumni