1 Wade H 2 months ago I don't normally advertise my AA recovery anniversaries, but this one is considered to be a big one, and I'm very happy that I'm here today, sober. I'm not sure of the exact day, it was sometime in July of 1995, that I "put the plug in the jug" as we like to say. I wasn't in much of a mood to take notice of the actual day. But here we are, 25 years later, still sober. It was August 2nd, of 1995 that I reported to an outpatient recovery program, and I have taken today's date as my AA birthday. I was a bourbon whiskey drinker, and I had developed really big monkey on my back. I took the tools that I learned in the 12 weeks of rehab, and I continued my recovery in AA. It is by the grace of God, and the miracle of Alcoholics Anonymous, that I ultimately survived my addiction to alcohol, and I've been here on the GDP able to enjoy the past three years with you all. I would almost certainly not have been here had I kept drinking, since alcoholism is a deadly disease. I'm very grateful for the time that sobriety has given me, and I try to do my best with that time. Today I have an amazing wife, and we own our own home and both new vehicles free and clear. I have almost every guitar and amplifier that I want to own, I have solid relationships with my family and friends, and I (we) have an active church life. Grateful is what I am today. I'm enjoying life much better than I did on that day, 25 years ago, when I reported to rehab. Thank you all for being a part my life, I'm very pleased to be enjoying it with all of you!