Thankful for My Mother in Recovery

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Thankful for My Mother in Recovery

Blog post by: Alumni Relations Specialist

Dear Mama-

As I was talking to my sponsor the other day she brought up the fact Mother’s Day is this weekend and asked if I had plans. Before I could even answer, she started to cry. It has been a few years since her mother passed away, but each year she still says to herself “what should I get mom for Mother’s Day?” and then reality hits her. My sponsor always reminds me to never stop being grateful to still have my mom around. And this got me thinking…

“There’s no way I can pay you back
But the plan is to show you that I understand
you are appreciated”

This got me thinking about how truly blessed I am today to not only be sober but to have you to support me. When you are behind me, I do not have to look back in fear; I know you’ve never let me down. I reflect how when I got to the worst possible stage in my life, I even contemplated suicide, you fought for me. And to be honest, that gave me the hope to keep going. I could not leave you with a funeral because not once in my life did you ever leave me. Looking back now, you always walked in when it seemed the world walked out. There was never a limit to the things you do for me and always give me so many sweet memories. I now understand when you said there is no price on a life so I stay sober and work to be the woman you raised me to be. With Mother’s Day Sunday and on everyday of the year, I am so proud and blessed to have you as my mother. I aspire to be the selfless, kind hearted mother you are and so much of me- comes from you! “As long as I’m living, my mommy you’ll be.” Love you.