Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Independence Day!

Hey, everyone!!!

Well, it's been 57 days since my last post, but who's counting, right?

To update all of you who've kept me in your prayers and may be wondering where the heck I am... I decided to stay in treatment for an additional 28 days. I've had no Internet access until yesterday, when I reupped for an additional 28 days.

I'm now in one of the "Butterfly" houses, which is a halfway house owned by my treatment center. It's absolutely beautiful, with a lagoon-like pool and garden area, and I LOVE it here. My roomates are two of the "younger chicas" I've been in treatment with.

My husband and I are going to start marriage counseling this coming Friday, and I'm really excited about our future. He's been completely supportive of my continuing treatment, and is starting to plan fun things for us to do once I come home. I'll probably transition from this house to one with a little more freedom, and just take it as it comes, one day at a time.

I'm so unbelievably happy! I'm rediscovering who I am, learning to accept and love myself, flaws and all, and am really working on my character defects and core issues. I've also reconnected with my Higher Power, and now really am able to believe that He loves and accepts me and cherishes me right now, as I am. I am ENOUGH. For the first time in my life, I'm really able to say this and more importantly, believe it.

We're having the girls over from the other Butterly house for a 4th of July party, and they've just arrived, so I'm going to sign off for now. More, later...

I love you all. Thanks so much for your comments, your prayers, and your love, support and encouragement. You are and will continue to be a huge part of my recovery.