God, Grant Me the Serenity to Laugh at Life

A suburban mom's humorous and heartfelt journey through sobriety and recovery
“If it’s sanity you’re after, there's no recipe like laughter”— Henry Rutherford Eliot

Almost everyone knows someone who is affected in some way by addiction. If you didn’t, then you do now right now. I’ve had my blog up anonymously for over a year, but I’m taking a deep breath and posting it today to share it with the hope that it will reach more people who could possibly benefit from it.

You may see a bum on the street with a brown paper bag, and have a pretty good idea that he is an alcoholic. But how about the mom sitting at the PTA meeting next to you or watching her child’s soccer game in the stands with you? She may be just as miserable, if not more so. We all have our struggles and crosses to bear— whether its depression, anxiety, addiction (of any kind—alcohol, food, drugs, gambling), an abusive relationship, an unhappy marriage— but it’s never too late to turn things around.

As one of my favorite writers, Brene Brown, says: “Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we’ll ever do. If we own the story then we can write the ending.” Working on owning my story is one of the best things I have ever done for myself. 

The blog is intended to be a humorous but heartfelt journey about a suburban mom through recovery and sobriety into a better life. Post, share, comment. Read it and weep, and hopefully laugh.