20 Years

 

Where has the time gone? It does not seem like 20 years have passed since my last drink of alcohol or drug use, but it has. 20 years ago, I never thought that I would see this day. 20 years ago, I never thought I would still be alive to celebrate sobriety with a rib eye and lobster dinner, but that is what I will do tonight.

My first drink of alcohol took place when I was about 10 years old. My last drink was when I was 33 years old. I drank whatever was handy for 23 years. I used whatever was handy for 23 years. My drink or drug of choice was “What do you have” and I was not a specialist by any stretch of the word. Near the end of my drinking career, I did drink more gin than any other type of alcohol but that was only because I thought no one liked the taste and so there would be more for me. I did not know at the time just how many mixed drinks are made with gin in them.

My last drink was on January 27th, 1990. My first 24 hours without alcohol sober was on January 28th, 1990. So I have used the 28th of January as my sobriety date for the last 20 years.

If God allows me to open my eyes in the morning, I will be honored with 20 years sober and clean. A mile stone of gratitude that has been gifted to me solely by the loving grace of a truly loving God one day at a time. To whom all credit is due.

Sincerely, Guy Lewis

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