And all that love reminded of how rich life has become in 24 years.
Back when I first got sober 1/14/91 I had few contacts. My disappointed mother, who loved me in spite of myself. Children I didn't raise - who still loved me. A sort of girlfriend who didn't want to hear from me. That was it.
Today I have over 150 numbers in my contact list - an indication of the blessings in my life.
Besides having no one I was close to, I also had no resources. Money. Car. Insurance. Clothes. I was at the bottom in every area of my life.
But as I stayed sober things slowly changed. My circle of friends grew - 99% of them in recovery. My finances improved to the point where I was able to do more for my family and others.
I met my dream girl in 2004 and married her in 2011.
Because of my experience I heartily recommend recovery to anyone who has issues with substance abuse.