Happy New Year, 2009!

What a difference a year makes. Who'da thunk that I'd be celebrating this past Christmas and New Year with a clean and sober son, without even a hint of a shadow of needles? Who'da thunk that Cliff would be attending meetings and working steps day after day?
Last night as I headed up to bed, Cliff once more, wished me a Happy New Year. Following that was a "thank you, Mom, for everything and letting me come back home. I know I said it before but I'm so grateful to be here."

Today my heart is filled to the brim with gratefulness.

What a way to close out 2008 and begin 2009. I couldn't ask for anything more.


big Jenn said...

Happy New Year! jeNN

J-Online said...

I am so happy for you Laura. You got your son back. I admire you not giving up! Best Wishes and Many Blessings for a wonderful 2009!

MilesPerHour said...

Best wishes for another year of sober living for your family - one day at a time.

Cat said...

Wonderfully touching way to begin the new year - being reminded how grateful one person is - no your child is for you!

Best wishes in this new year!

Kathy said...

Happy new Year!

Lou said...

You have taught me some things about faith & prayer & humility. I'm very grateful for that. Let's continue the journey in 2009 together!

I like the pic;)

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Laura.
All the best.


Annette said...

I love this post Laura. I love the gratitude I hear in both you and your son, and his humility. Good stuff.


steveroni said...

God's gifts are so many for us this past year. He does expect me to continue on trudging, and use these gifts for His greater honor and glory, A.M.D.G. (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam--"To the Greater Glory of God"

Motto of the catholic order of Jesuits.

Bless youse guys, this day, and those which follow.