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Having Faith... in Progress

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Progress is progress...

My daughter had her first day today ... while I had to drive her in because the transportation didn't show up - she went and she for the first time left the house without her hat as it's not allowed at school (an issue she has about not liking how she looks / her hair).

She was only there a half day as per the plan - but then this afternoon she received a call that would frighten anyone. One of her friends has been missing since Friday and last time she talked to him - he was suicidal so she is understandably upset. I'm proud of her for how she's handling it and how she is opening up to me about it.

I'm grateful for this progress... I'm grateful for my workplace and their flexibility as I didn't make it in until 10. Tomorrow I'll stay again to be sure her taxi arrives ok.

I used the extra time at home this morning to get my workout in which was great since I didn't get it in after work. I did well with eating all day - but having a few drinks tonight - but completely OK with it. Progress is progress...

I also talked to someone about the possibility of sharing my story around my drinking as part of a documentary - and while it's scary to open myself up this way - I honestly feel it's for the greater good (if I'm accepted) to help others who might be experiencing the same issues. That's what I love about leading the team Cutting Down the Booze - it's a team that ROCKS in that we do not judge. We are open to all goals that people set for themselves without stereotyping.

My hope is that if I'm chosen to be part of this documentary that it will be another step forward in my journey - but most of all that it will be something that will help many others.

My passion in life has always been to be a helper, coach, and healer... I have faith and belief that everything comes to my life for a reason and this is just one more of those instances.

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  • KIPPER15
    You are continuing to progress. You can do it.
    1801 days ago
    Hope DD continues to make progress so you can move ahead as well.
    1802 days ago
    Glad to hear she's opening up Helene, progress indeed, take care hun, you're a great mum emoticon
    1802 days ago
    Progress is progress!! You are definitely making progress!! I am happy for you that your daughter is opening up. It makes it a lot easier from day to day. Good luck on the documentary...hope it works out for you!! emoticon
    1803 days ago
    Oh my. I am so very sorry to hear about your DD's friend. **SIGH** Prayers for him (and his family) and your DD -- along with ((((HUGS)))

    I admire your tenacity in taking care of you and expanding your horizons to helping others as well. That takes a special person.

    1803 days ago
    Good luck. I'm happy to hear your daughter is opening up. I hope this is the start of better things to come for you both. emoticon
    1803 days ago
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    1803 days ago
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