Thursday, May 7, 2009

Blessed

Dad, Mom, and I went to the award ceremony dinner for the scholarship that I received last night. It was really nice. Very fancy. I didn't know until I got there, but I was the honorary guest. I was saved for the last, since my award was the biggest sum out of everybody's. I received a check for $1000. I'm trying to save up for a new car, so this is really going to help.

All the award recipients had their pre-prepared speeches going on. I was like whoops! Was I supposed to have one of those?! lol I'm used to public speaking because I do so much of it in recovery. As I got up to the podium, I became very emotional. I told everyone that I was just going to wing it. I spoke from my heart. I cried. People cried. My parents were proud.

My life has changed so much in such a short time. I'm coming up on four years clean. July marks the anniversary of leaving my husband and moving the shelter and creating a new life for the kids and I. Life is amazing. Had you told it would be like this a few years ago...I would of never believed. I am so blessed.

7 comments:

  1. how awesome! I'm sure your parents are very proud of you.

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  2. That's so wonderful, Cin! *hugs*

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  3. Congrats - a really nice post

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  4. You are so amazing, Cin! I'm so proud of you!
    Congrats on everything!!! ((HUGS))

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  5. CONGRADULATION!!!!!!!! Hugggggggggggs to you.

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  6. Just read your last few posts. So happy for you. Congrats, Cin-Cin. :)

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  7. You are so amazing and so beautiful too.Your just beautiful inside and out:)

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