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January 7, 2010

Queen Kathleen


Torn up and put away wet. 

When I walked into Hooper detox January 2nd, 2007, my piss tested positive for alcohol, heroin and cocaine.  (And had been for many years).  This picture was taken 4 days ago on the 3 year anniversary of my sobriety.  See how happy I am?  


Know how awful it is when you get one of those sharp itches on your back in a place that you can't scratch?  That was the first 26 years of my life.  Then one day I asked God to reach it and not only did it go away, He promised it'd never come back if I didn't want it to.   


We have a deal:  the more grateful I am for what God gives me, the more God gives me to be grateful for.