I took a little break between my first month, posting every day, and today. I’m 40 days sober today.
Things have regulated themselves a little more, now that I have a solid month in my favor. My energy level and fatigue is less extreme. My cravings are fewer and less powerful. I feel confident but also am remembering to stay vigilant.
On Friday my cousin called to tell me that my uncle (his father) had died. He had been sick with leukemia for at least one year. It was very sudden and unexpected, this turn for the worse.
This was my mother’s brother. The only ones left on that side of the family are me, my brother and the cousin who called me. My other cousin committed suicide in 2008. Our grandparents are deceased. My mom died in 2015. That’s it.
Since the family is so small as it is, I will be making the 350-mile trip to be home for the funeral this Thursday. I will be staying with my father. This will be a huge test in my sobriety, as it always is. My father is an avid daily drinker.
Since I have no one to care for the children during this time (husband will be working), I am bringing all three with me. They will take Thursday and Friday off from school and we will spend the weekend. I intend on making it the most positive experience possible.