Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Gold Star

I've talked a lot about my recovery on this blog, but I don't often mention how hard Hubby has worked to get sober again. About two years ago, Hubby relapsed after 14 years sober. A few months previous, hubby had a car accident that left him unemployed with a disabling back injury. Along with these challenges, there were consequences from law enforcement and child protective services following the relapse. He did everything he was told to do. He dropped all painkillers except for ibuprofen and forced himself to outpatient therapy, meetings, parenting classes, and doctor's appointments for almost 6 months. He stuck it out through surgery and rehab and gave up his installation business and interviewed for jobs. He has been at his new job 14 months and he just received his 3rd raise yesterday (yeah!) because he has worked hard to become an outstanding employee and (in my opinion) quite a salesman. On top of all this, he's moonlighting as an installer every chance he gets to bring extra money in. I'm very proud of his amazing progress in the program and in life and so grateful for effort he makes to build a future for us.


lushgurl said...

Way to go Naels Hubby... WOOHOO!
And way to go Nael for being so accepting and supportive of your love! Looks good on both of you!
Love and HUGS

Toni said...

What a great job! Wonderful how he was able to come back from all that!

When you get a chance, stop by my new blog!

Trudging said...

Wow, what a story

Tab said...

It is this kind of story Nael that we all love to read and hear,experience and share.
No matter how people can turn their lives around it is always inspiring to read for me !
I love that effort in which you shared your gratitude for his efforts to build a future for you both..team work rules.
Love this post ..thanks for sharing.

Christine said...

what a blessing!

Omara said...

What a wonderful story! He is a real man.