1 week from now is my Momâ€™s 25th sober birthday.
Now, I am not sober. (Well, I mean I am *right now* but you know what I mean.) But the decision she made and the courage she showed 25 years ago changed my life immeasurably.
By going through family counseling, we all learned to communicate better. And through the process of working through it all, I learned that honest flaws are so much more beautiful & easier to love than fictional masks. And I learned about the magic of unconditional Love.
My mom is a Mom, with a capital â€œM.â€ She had the luxury of dedicating herself full time to parenting. In some ways, my brother and I are her lifeâ€™s work.
And I think she did amazing.