Friday, April 15, 2005

Still Here, Still Sober

The last couple weeks have been pretty eventful. I've moved into an apartment, handed over the keys to my house yesterday. Downsizing from a house to an apartment was pretty overwhelming! I threw away a lot of old stuff. Clearing away wreckage...

Many regrets, many blessings, much anxiety, much gratitude. A day at a time, through HP and the support of AA, friends in the fellowship, friends in my church, family -- and in fact, support from my wife! -- with a great deal of prayer, I have been blessed with a daily reprieve from my urge to drink.

Today is actually day 90 of sobriety for me. A humbling milestone. Thank you, God, for your mercy, grace and blessings!

29 Comments:

At 4/15/2005 11:14:00 AM, Blogger K said...

Phil, it is SO nice to hear from you! You had me a bit worried. It's really nice to hear everything is going so well for you. I remember that same feeling when we moved into this house. we got rid of a lot of stuff too, and what stuff we kept was completly organized. I think that was one of the best parts of moving. Anyway I'm about ready to take off for the weekend, so glad you posted and gave us all such a great update.

 
At 4/15/2005 07:46:00 PM, Blogger doughgirl said...

Phil

I have been checking your blog daily, praying that you were ok.

I cannot tell you the sigh of relief that came from me when I came here and saw that YES you had posted, and YES you are ok.

Thank you God :) I am almost in tears (of joy) and I dont even know you. Your story had touched me and I am so proud of you.

Glad things are going better for you. THANK YOU GOD!!!

 
At 4/15/2005 07:49:00 PM, Blogger dAAve said...

Ditto!!!!!

I was a bit worried too. I think that's normal for us as we see so many instances of relapse. When someone just disappears, it's pretty much the same old story. Glad you're back.

CONGRATS ON 90 DAYS!!!!!!

 
At 4/15/2005 08:48:00 PM, Anonymous LWS said...

Congratulations on 90! God Bless.

 
At 4/16/2005 05:40:00 AM, Blogger Grace said...

So glad to hear youre OK Phil, I was worried too. A new start is often traumatic but I hope its the start of something good!

 
At 4/16/2005 06:36:00 PM, Blogger Faith said...

Congrats on your 90 days. You ROCK!!

The move was bound to be difficult and emotional, but it sounds like you made it through as we would all hope to, one day at a time.

 
At 4/17/2005 04:31:00 AM, Blogger recoveryroad said...

Phil!

I just checked in to see if you had surfaced and you have and with wonderful news...

CONGRATULATIONS ON 90 DAYS SOBER! I'm SO pleased for you.

Moves are always difficult, even for the 'normal' folks. And for us alkies so used to chaos, it's weird we don't take too well to new surrounding sometimes....you'll get used to your new pad and I'm sure it will feel like home in time. Steady does it, old boy!

Geat to read your words again.

:)

*hug*

 
At 4/17/2005 04:32:00 AM, Blogger recoveryroad said...

Goodness...I type like a dog sometimes....I'm sure you got the drift!

 
At 4/17/2005 09:51:00 AM, Blogger Bob R. said...

Man, you are amazing!!!
Moving with 90 days is a huge deal. And, to go from a house to an apartment means a lot of letting go....amazing.
Congrats on the first ninety days of your journey. Phil, I read your blog and your comments to mine. I want you to know that I truly admire your courage and abilities. You are doing great....
Your Fellow Trudger,
Bob

 
At 4/17/2005 12:54:00 PM, Blogger Scott W said...

Ninety days looks good on you! Keep up the good work.

 
At 4/18/2005 04:58:00 AM, Blogger Andy said...

So good to see you had posted, so good to see you are okay. Blessings to you! 90 days, good work.

 
At 4/20/2005 06:29:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

Trinker

 
At 4/24/2005 05:30:00 PM, Blogger Jane said...

i love your blog. you express yourself so well and seem to be able to get to the root of things. thanks for sharing your recovery and wisdom. i have just started the recovery journey myself... once again.

 
At 4/26/2005 09:53:00 AM, Anonymous particle said...

It's good to see you posting again...Congratulations on your 90 days. Awesome....

 
At 4/26/2005 04:22:00 PM, Blogger bikipatra said...

90 days is awesome! When I was in recovery I was still a lil spacy and twitchy at 80 days but you are doing great!

 
At 4/30/2005 07:54:00 AM, Blogger recoveryroad said...

How ya doing? Long time no post....?

Kenny

 
At 4/30/2005 08:05:00 PM, Blogger Logan Wick said...

Just dropping a note to say hi, Phil.

LW

 
At 5/06/2005 08:27:00 PM, Blogger bikipatra said...

Hello! Miss you...

 
At 5/10/2005 05:39:00 AM, Blogger Trudging said...

Great Blog thank you.

 
At 5/16/2005 11:46:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right on!
Have a good one day at a time!
Bo

 
At 5/16/2005 01:55:00 PM, Blogger doughgirl said...

Phil


Where are you ????

 
At 5/19/2005 12:38:00 AM, Anonymous cookielady said...

Congratulations on 90 days. moving is always stressful for me and to manage successfully is great.

 
At 5/21/2005 05:08:00 AM, Blogger Logan Wick said...

Phil,
I hope you are ok. Give us a status...

Logan Wick

 
At 5/23/2005 04:10:00 AM, Blogger recoveryroad said...

Phil

**tumbleweed**

how are you doing?

Hope you're well.

Kenny

 
At 6/01/2005 01:39:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I quit three days before you, Phil. Please check in.

 
At 6/03/2005 01:37:00 AM, Blogger bikipatra said...

Hello???? Where are you?

 
At 6/03/2005 05:51:00 AM, Blogger recoveryroad said...

Phil

hope you're well.

Kenny

 
At 6/05/2005 04:11:00 AM, Blogger Hans said...

Well done my friend!

 
At 6/12/2005 07:34:00 AM, Blogger doughgirl said...

Phil...where are you ??

 

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