So, nice of you to reply..I hear ya!! I too missed out on my children growing up (I wasn't the best parent in the world, needless to say) I drank and drugged, all through my childrens growing up..I didn't come into A.A., until my kids had already left me (my son was sixteen, when he decided he couldn't stand me anymore and moved out. My daughter at that same time was 14 and she was taken from me, by the courts, biggest heartbreak I ever had)
I was 60 days sober, when this happened. I managed to stay sober, by the Grace of God and the people in A.A.. I'm sorry to say I didn't stay sober, but I did get 5yrs. and in those five years, I was able to put most of my life back together. I relapse after the 5 yrs. and have had problems staying sober ever since..I now have 5 months and I am so grateful ..God has given me another chance and this time, I'm not going to waste it. I don't believe, I have another recovery in me.
Well, thanks for sharing and letting me share..
Hope to hear from you again soon...Love..Your Friend in Recovery..Angel