My tea party was ridiculously awesome.  I was so crazy happy with the folks who came, everyone loved the whole set up, I got some fabulous gifts, the weather was beautiful, and it felt like the perfect celebration of one year of sobriety and my 35th birthday.

I had to stand up and thank Jeremy & Alison & Phillip because without them I would not be sober.  They are my favorite people, and I love them more than I can express with a simple, “I love you.”  It is something that I will only be able to express by living honestly and openly as me, and living soberly, and living to do good in this world; that is the only way I can show them how much I love them.