I have been sober for 4 ½ months. It is nothing short of a miracle. It has been difficult, incredibly difficult, but then again so has the rest of it. I have such a long way to go, and I have no doubt that I am my own worst enemy. But I have glimpsed another way, and I long to see more. I have felt genuine happiness, and I want to feel more. I have come this far, and I want more.
If you'd like to remember Debbie, her family is accepting donations for an education find for her five children -- you can find the information through the link above.
I posted the link to the P-I article earlier; here's the Times story.