They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so instead of telling you what recovery means to me I will show you what it means to me:
I have an amazing family that I am a role model for. I hope that my son grows up to be a man like the one I am today and my daughter marries someone who treats her the way I treat her mother. I couldn't have said that 10 years ago.
I have gotten to be a part of things bigger than me. I am on the State Advisory Council for Alcohol and Drug Abuse, the Citizen's Advisory Board for probation and parole. One of the funnest and most rewarding things I get to do every year is sitting on the Department of Mental Health's Consumer Conference Planning Committee!