1. It is a beautiful post, and I’m commenting here because I tend to get lost in crowds. 🙂
    PS: Go Royals! So nice they’re doing better this year! My husband is from the KC metro and is a lifelong fan through it all.

  2. Hi! First time reader, popped over here from Momastery. I am sober as well, (3ish years) and always looking for good sober mom blogs. So glad you posted over there, it’s a beautiful piece. I’m so sorry for the loss of your brother.

  3. Thank you for being brave in writing your truth! I can relate with it all…my mom is slowly dying in a nursing mom from years of chemical abuse (alcohol dementia & various other ailments)
    I write about my journey at Caregiving with Grace. God bless you in your messy, beautiful, heart wrenching journey!!

  4. I read the Momastery blog in my Facebook feed and stopped cold today. I lost my precious 34 year old brother to acute alcohol poisoning on March 31. He was a chronic alcoholic who could not recover from the loss of our mother in a car accident 10 years ago. My heart breaks for you and I thank you for posting of your struggle. God bless you and your family!

  5. I feel like I discovered a long lost sister! I had my kids at 38 & 40 and have been in recovery for 3 years. I loved your post on Momastery. Sharing our stories not only helps us heal, but we inspire others in ways we can’t even imagine. Sing it sister!

  6. You are pure genius, Dana. Seriously. Your writing is crazy-good. The world needs more of you—-brilliant, earnest, entertaining, brave, self-deprecating, beyond comedic, full of so much love and utterly forgiving. Your line about “…sorry for the glitter…and sorry for the drinking…” left a lump the size of Texas in my throat. And it’s still there. I can’t be the only one. Keep writing. xo.

  7. Thank you so much for sharing your story – I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my mother 19 years ago (well, she’s not LOST, she’s under and around her favorite tree) and I still get mad when she doesn’t answer the phone. Good for you, for fighting your battles sans vodka. I am working on it. some days work better than others.

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