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Getting Sober On My Birthday

My sobriety date is 10/2/15.  It is also my Birthday.  I ended up at The Watershed on my birthday because nothing really mattered anymore.  I wasn’t looking forward to the party I was going to have with the limited birthday money I still got from family members, I didn’t care about the little job I had, I didn’t even care about life anymore.  I accepted the fact that I was going to die but figured I would give it one last shot and called in.  By nothing short of a miracle I stayed sober.  I always thought of miracles as random acts of God.  This miracle and the miracle I see every day around me is because of God but happens through the actions put into it.  The Watershed showed me what to do to have that miracle happen.  I love The Watershed and many people helped me especially in the beginning but I want to give a shout out to the nice cleaning lady that would come into my room in inpatient every day to clean and was just so nice.  She could tell I was sick and even though I have no idea what her name was she would always be super quick and quiet when cleaning.  Cheered me up and made me feel better, and I am pretty certain that the extra blankets I kept on finding on my bed may have had something to do with her.  She is a person I wish I could thank but probably will not be able to.  Nice things like that just didn’t happen to me before I came here.

Sean M., Clean & Sober since 10/02/2015