|Victoria Berna, before and after|
which one do you like?
I put those that love me through their own Hell and I nearly lost them all. I defended those that enabled me and pushed away those that loved me and tried to help me. I lost so much... some of which I'll never get back.
Today I am more than seven years clean. Today my life is full of joy. I have a family that stuck it out and loves me more than ever. I have a husband that loves me. I have great friends. I have a cute little home. I have an education that I'm almost halfway done with. I have life. And above all, I have God!
Someone out there needs to hear this. I may lose a few FB friends... people may judge me... others my shutter at the thought. I don't really care. Someone will appreciate this. And if it only opens one persons eyes, I've done my job.
Not sure why I thought it would be a good idea to pull up my mugshot and write out this testimony and share this tonight. Wait... yes I do... two of my friends are celebrating their 6 years CLEAN today! So here's to them, and to all of us that are living one day at a time. Congrats Joey and Patricia! I'm so proud of ya'll!!!
Update***: Due to the overwhelming positive response that I've recieved, I'm asking that this be shared with anyone whom might be struggling with this disease called addiction. There is hope! God bless!
Victoria, you are my hero today. God bless you. Thank you for sharing.