Today Is The First Day Of The Rest Of My Life

Seriously, today is the first day of the rest of my life.  I have decided today to get sober.  I have drank alchohol almost everyday for about 30 years.  Since I am 58 that makes for some serious drinking.  My mother died from alcoholism and my grandfather was an alcoholic.  My brother is an alcoholic and homeless somewhere in the world.  For all I know he may be dead.  So Alcoholism definitely runs in my family.  Yesterday I drank 2 Pints of Tequila.  Today I am not feeling well.  I am sober but I am nauseated, shaky, dizzy and my liver feels sore.  But I am not going to drink.  I know that Alcohol will eventually kill me if I do not stop.  So here I sit.  Sipping ice tea and leaving this blog.  I do not drive because I wrecked my car while I was drunk and was arrested.  That fiasco cost me close to $9,0000!   But did I stop drinking? NO!  That was in 2008.  In fact, I drank more after the accident.  I was a smoker and I quit smoking.  Stopping smoking was easier than this is going to be I think.  But dang it, I am going to give it a shot.  I am definitely going to need help and support.  A friend from my church is going to go to AA meetings with me on Mondays after our bible study.  Being a drunk and being a christian just is not an option.  So I have decided to keep God and dump Alcohol because I realized I was worshiping Alcohol way more than I was worshiping God.  So here I am.  Wish me luck and a prayer won't hurt.   Thank you.
nanodog nanodog 56-60, F 2 Responses May 18, 2012

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I'll pray for you, welcome to recovery.

From one alcoholic Christian to another, you can quit and began to enjoy the life God wants to give you-after completely hitting rock bottom by getting drunk in front of my children & 6 grandchildren this past Thanksgiving,I quit. I promise you that He is faithful & wants you to breath & live the life He has for you through a sober mind. I have been drinking heavily for about 15 years(even lost a fantastic job working at my church), but wouldn't give it up. He promises to turn our ashes into beauty if we ask Him to-please allow Jesus Christ to restore you. Praying for you.