All posts by Karen T

About Karen T

I am a 52 year old widow who lives with her son, dog and cat. I work as a Sterile Processing Assistant at a local hospital here in town. I have been sober since April 18, 1982 and have not smoked since September 8, 2005. I am a Born Again Christian who loves Jesus and am grateful for each day I wake up. I have found that even in the hard times, like after my husband's suicide that I can still find things to be grateful for, even if they are little things. God always has my back.


Three years ago on this date we put our yellow lab/golden retriever mix to sleep. Jake was a great dog. Grateful for the many years he was a part of our family. ❤

September 1 would have been my mom and dad’s 66th wedding anniversary. May they both RIP. ❤

My church family.


My son and the rest of the family.

Staying sober.

My A.A. group.

The beautiful day.


Yes I am grateful for a roof over my head.

Yes I love Jesus.

Yes I am grateful for every sober breath.

Yes it is pouring outside but I won’t complain. We are not Texas. 😥

Yes I love my family and friends.

Yes I gad a had night sleeping but I have a bed to sleep in.

Yes I am alive anf grateful.


Happy for the rain here but praying for or those in Texas.

The fresh smell in the air thus morning.

A great meeting last night.

My son having a great time at the State Fair and the Nickelback concert a couple days ago and getting home safe.

That I have other options besides my laptop to post when it breaks down.


Sobriety and not smoking.

Life. Continue reading Rain


A day off to do some things.  Getting a hair cut, getting with a friend, some house work, catching up on my t.v. programs.



My son and pets. 

A.A. and my church family.  My Bible.  

Good music.  I hope I never lose my hearing.  It is not the best hearing but I love hearing music. 

I don’t have to school shop.  Actually have not had to since 2012 but I still enjoy the feeling of not having to.  

The beautiful lake. 

The crisp air outside.

My dog eating right away this morning.  A little Alpo in his dry food helps. 



So much to be grateful for…

My son has  grown up to be such a wonderful young man.  He has a big heart. :)

He is going to college and working.

I got to see my grief counselor yesterday and it was well overdue.  I will try not to wait so long next time.

The smell of the air after it stopped raining yesterday.

My dog Jax eating all his food this morning.

Skeeter laying in his usual spot in the sunny spot in the dining room.


My Bible.

Having a little bit of confidence at work yesterday in things I had not before.

My family and friends.

A roof over my head.

My son letting me have a bit of his omelet before he rain out the door to school this morning.

This site, as it is a nice platform to express our gratitude.



End of a nice weekend……

Relaxing weekend, got a bit done around the house, read, watched t.v.

Great church service today.  Many wonderful people attend that church and when I go there, I feel at home and loved.

Staying sober and nicotine free another day.

God being in my life.

The 12 steps of my program.

Good self-talk tools I have learned.

Being able to set my weight goals and not give up.

I get to go to one or of pastor’s going away party this evening.  Sad to see him go but excited for his and his family’s future.

My son. Love that young man to the moon in back. ;)


Able to enjoy the peace of the morning as I could not fall back asleep.

My dog, Jax, being so adorable.

Not feeling rushed.

God in my life.

Being able to wake up slowly and just enjoy my coffee, the news and my Bible.

The smell of rain coming.

Feeling like Fall is near. 

My grief support group who are awesome.

Love of friends and family. 

My son.