Loving myself and life again

April Smith
Tell us about your (or your loved one's) recovery journey. What has been the most rewarding part?

I got sober on April 11, 2019. The beginning was tough. I was depressed and sobriety just didn't seem possible. My husband stood by my side the whole time and was my cheerleader. I began going to a religious based support group and attending church services. After a month, things got easier and now six months in I rarely even think about alcohol. I am accomplishing goals that I have had set for years and never did while in active addiction. The most rewarding part is seeing how happy my kids and husband are to have their mama and wife back. I wish I could bottle up the joy I have now being sober and pass it out to everyone struggling just so they can feel how amazing being sober feels!

Do you have a message for the Shatterproof community?

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!!

We do recover .. don't give up!