5 years clean + sober…


what a special way to celebrate my fifth year of recovery!  mom arrived yesterday to be with me for this momentous occasion.  she singlehandedly paid for my entire rehab experience back in 2006.  it is one of the biggest gifts i have ever received.  can i just say how amazing she is AND that our healing continues to this day!

we have an ever deepening relationship and she’s been right beside me all along the journey.  it’s been a long and winding road back to myself and she’s been able to mirror back to me just how much i’ve grown.  she’s grown too and for that i commend her.  my mom continues to amaze me with how willing she is to push past her comfort zone and do the work necessary to understand what trauma healing is all about.  here’s to YOU mom for all the love and support you’ve given me throughout my life and especially the past five years!  I LOVE YOU!

peace + love + laughter + healing,   -kathleen.


  1. NicoleApril 16, 2011 at 9:49 pm 

    🙂 Again, congrats. And best wishes to your mother on her path to healing!

  2. NancyMay 23, 2011 at 5:34 pm 

    I cannot believe that I had not read this!!!! I decided to check out your blog to see if there was something new! Thank you for all of the sweet words you have for me. I love you dear Kathleen and am so so so so so so proud of all the progress you have made!
    Hugs by the bunches, Mama 🙂

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