If my words did glow
With the gold of sunshine
And my tunes were played
On a harp unstrung
Would you hear my voice
Come through the music?
Would you hold it near
As if it were your own?
There is a road, no simple highway
Between the dawn and dark of night
And if you go, no one may follow
That path is for your steps alone.
Ripple in still water
Where ther is no pebble tossed
Nor wind to blow
It's a hand-me-down
The thoughts are broken
Perhaps they're better left unsung
I don't know, don't really care
Let there be songs, to fill the air.
Ripple in still water
Where there is no pebble tossed
Nor wind to blow
You who chose to lead must follow
But if you fall, you fall alone
If you should stand, then who's to guide you?
If I knew the way
I would take you home.
-the Gtateful Dead, "ripple"
Thanks for everything Connie, and congratulations!!!
Congrats ~Connie!~ you are a great voice on this Forum and we have traveled this road together and while it hasnt always been easy looking back you have always been a great support Enjoy your day! and Be proud of yourself!
The 3 S's it works!
Connie, you have been an inspiration for me ever since I started posting here a month after I came to MedHelp. You were my second friend. You reached out. That meant the world to me & I've tried to pass what you taught me along to others.
So, I second 1sorry's admiration & affection and would like to join him in a big ~HOORAY FOR YOUR AN ENTIRE YEAR CLEAN~ !!!(all symbols/punctuation in your honor.)
Stay as Strong & Cool as you are, my friend,
Many more years to you~
Ms Kansas and Selfie are the reason I returned to AA after not going for over 25 years. Those 2 and Weaver are the reason I returned to mh. She has no ideal how much she has effected my wife, kids, parents, and brother. We are truely blessed with some great ones here at mh!
You have been such an inspiration to me and countless others. You always are there with the right words for the situation. You have the most eloquent way of putting things. Beautiful words from a beautiful soul! Congrats on 1 year!! That is a huge achievement my friend! Here is to many more years clean and sober to my fellow Kansas Gal!! :)
Wow!!! A big big congrats and hug to u on your 1st bday!!!!! 1 year is HUGE!!!! You always speak w such wisdom an knowledge. Thank u for all that you do for us on mh!!!!
Congrats on your milestone!! You have worked real hard to get where you are at today. Keep it going and always hold that clean time sacred. Always remember to keep your Guard Up.
congratulations ...i know ill b there one day...
Good job and you're a wonderful teacher to everyone! xo
Already a year for you Connie. What a gal. You were her for me at the start. You have been like a flying eagle that circles the nest to check on the little ones. You have fed me with great words of wisdom. It was a honor for me to turn you onto the Videos about this disease too! Like you always say to me, we have so much in common. Had some time in before we joined, came c/t from 3 meds, and we live in the woods. And I like that we both have the same middle name. Your words sing out to me with such experience, truth and knowledge. I am so blessed to have you as a friend. lol
Oops, missed a verse.
Reach out you hand if your cup be empty
If it's full may it be again.
Let it be known there is a fountain
That was not made by the hands of men
That goes just after the chorus.
WOW....congrats on 1 yr tmrw. Connie! can't tell you how much your help and inspiration has meant to me these past 7 months....i owe you and others here my undying gratitude....and like you say...do something fun and nice for yourself this weekend! you've earned it girl!
You got the Moves like Jagger!!! Girl....you are a Rock Star!!
Congrats....and thank you for sharing your wisdom...and all your help on this site!!
Congrats! That is amazing! Thank you for all the support you give to others...do something great for yourself!
WOW and OMG!!!!
Congratulations on 365 days clean. Im so proud of you. You have helped me thru some pretty rough days. I cant tell you where id be if i didnt have your help and support. And i know that you have helped countless others with your words of wisdom, kindness, love,and support. Keep up the awesome work and just know that i love ya!!!!
Connie!!! A year!!! Congratulations!!!
Great job !! You are such a great help here ! Very inspiring and shows we can all do this ! No one should ever be left out . Awesome !!!
Connie I fear that any words I have will be too few and inadequate at that. you have been an unflagging support to me and my many )((*&&ups, you have stood by me, encouraged me, inspired me, filled me with renewed hope and faith. you have pointed about things about me that I might never have seen myself--and some of them tough to look at! I am constantly amazed at the time and dedication, the inquiry and research and effort you put into each post. you teach, inform, and strengthen. and much more. you make me laugh, especially at myself, and god knows theres a lot to laugh at! I love you Connie, you have been a pivotal and instrumental part of my recovery and continuing fight. I thought about you all day and had tomorrow marked in my date book. CONGRATUFREAKINLATIONS Connie! CELEBRATE, you righteous fly gangstarette!!!! --Meegy
congratulations connie. you are a testimony of GOD'S mercy and grace.
the chains and bondage of addiction have been broken.
you are a voice of knowledge and reason.
thank you for sticking around and helping out.
we appreciate you.
continued blessings, love and peace,
"Honey.....I'M HOME>>>>>>>>>!!" LOL Hey MedHelp...I just got home and had not been online all day. Surprise, surprise, surprise, huh?????
Buddy, you're a "peach" for posting this. What can I say? I am TOTALLY shocked and in awe of ALL of you. You guys will NEVER know...just how deeply you have touched my heart. What a GREAT bedtime surprise...and I even logged on late enough to have my ticker/tracker roll over so is TRULY is now 365 DAYS for MOI....how cool is that? Yipee...kiyaaaa!!
I was thinking today....reflecting back over this last year....coming from a bedridden state and feeling like I had been in a "medical tomb" for 4 very long years....just how different life truly is now. My comeback is quite slow compared to most of you...and I'm must admit I'm still trying to live my life with pretty much constant pain....but without pain pills. Dana taught me that line. And so it continues....looking forward to further change ahead.
This morning as I thought back to where I was and what I was doing 365 days ago....I shuddered to remember. On June 21, 2012, I took an ambulance ride to the ER. I laid in a room for 3 LONG hours....while they did ZILCH...absolutely nothing for me. I was a screaming mimee! I had dropped from 30 Lortab 10's to what I thought was a taper (ha) down to 10 pills by June 21st and I had a breathing scare. I had been popping 2 Lortabs in my mouth every 2 or 3 hrs and the hours I wasn't popping them, I was shoving Prozac and Gabapentin in my mouth. I was majorly OD'd on a lot of meds by the time I hit the ER. I was the biggest "B" I have EVER been in my life. I was NUTS....CRAZY, I tell ya. I was SCREAMING at the top of my lungs at EVERYONE in that hospital. Seems like another lifetime ago...another woman, really.
Your words, your songs, your perception of me....gives me "love bumps" and a lump in my throat. I don't see myself the way others see me....and if I have in any small way helped any of you....then I give the glory to God....not myself.
Who would ever believe that you could surround yourself with love and support literally from around the world....and come to love other addicts the way I love all of you. I learn from each of you.
My heart is FULL of gratefulness.....unspeakable joy.....
Thank you seems insufficient......you have touched me...I have grown~
I love you all......
Connie (Ms. Kansas) lol
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you... I am so glad you penned a few lines on the journey that brought you here cause many don't know the depths of hell you crawled out of. Sure it's up to the addict and dependent person to do the work,but you have shown us it's the love, support and encouragement that can make the difference between making it to the otherside or failing. I've never seen anyone on here (except NG) who takes the time to google many issues others have and find the solution. These post many of us glance over cause they are so complicated, you find the help needed. I always thought you should be a writer, but changed my mind. You'd make a GREAT addiction specialist. Thanks Connie for all you are.....PS....Weavers poem made me all teary first thing in the morning!!!! THANKS WEAV!!!
Congrats on your clean time!
Doesn't it feel good to be free of the chain that was around our neck?
WOW!!!! Seriously a year already? I remember when you came to the forum! Your id really stood out. I REALLY love seeing positive, uplifting ids, so it made an impression.
You truly are an inspiration to so many here. You're so wise, so caring and helpful. Congrats to reaching such a HUGE milestone. You should be SO proud of yourself. That's truly incredible!
Do something wonderful to celebrate!
Congrats! 1 year is a huge accomplishment!