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Yesterday I celebrated my 2 year Anniversary with my family and friends. It was a very special occasion and one that I will not forget anytime soon.

The room was packed with friends from the fellowship, my sponsor and friends from out of town. I was also blessed to be able to have my Mother in attendance along with my girlfriend. This year although it is only my second anniversary was special.

My relationship with my mother has been estranged, strained and basically non existent for years. I wasn’t the best son and I recognize and take ownership for the part that I played in our troubled relationship. I’ve shared about it on several occasions and received plenty of suggestions and encouragement. I am grateful for the people in the fellowship who always told me to hold on things will get better. I held on to hope because of them. I began to believe that things would eventually work out because of them.

Today our relationship is growing. It’s not all milk and cookies or suddenly magically delicious but at least we have communication and that is a start. I’ve been here before and I understand her caution. I will let her have her healing process. I’m not going anywhere. I’m just thankful that she showed up to see what it is that I am doing to maintain my recovery. Showing some interest means a lot to me. I couldn’t ask for anything more at this point. I’m cool with that.

Over all. My life is wonderful. It just keeps getting better and better.

Thank you to all you mothers out there that shared your stories with me. You have helped me to understand what it must have been like for my mother dealing with me and my addiction. It’s because of you that I was able to take a deeper look at myself and accept responsibility for my actions. I am grateful to you all.