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20 YEARS


I tried to say this out loud but my voice cracked when I did so I will write it for you.

20 years ago today my sister started her life again as a sober woman. I am so proud of her because she walked where so many haven’t.

I am blessed every day to know that she is taken care of... she took care of herself when she could have made a decision not to.

Resilient, determined, loving and passionate are the perfect words to describe her.

We don’t get along every day we are together but I do know that I love her dearly. I also know that she has taught me a lot (including that I’m always right. 😉)

I love you Karfry and I hope you are as darn proud of you as I am.

K9 Bill had a post surgery follow up today. Doc said he's doing good and starts rehabilitation this week! I think Bill was just happy to be back in his car again! I know it was just a trip to the docs but it was nice having him behind me again. It hasn't been the same on shift without him in the cruiser.
#Policek9Association #pk9a #policek9 #K9Bill #FriendsOfBill #Police #Hartville #PoliceK9 #GSD #workingdogsofig #ACL

This doorway is like me. Rough around the edges. Lots of real life battle scars. I learned alot about living on the other side of that door. Many, many hours and years of a day at a time. Live and Let Live. Easy Does It. For the Grace of God There goes I. That door is forever closed but its spirit will forever be hanging out in the memories and lifes of all who walked through it. #friendsofbill

K9 Bill had a post surgery follow up today. Doc said he's doing good and starts rehabilitation this week! I think Bill was just happy to be back in his car again! I know it was just a trip to the docs but it was nice having him behind me again. It hasn't been the same on shift without him in the cruiser.
#K9Bill #FriendsOfBill #Police #Hartville #PoliceK9 #GSD #workingdogsofig #ACL

I wish I had more photos from years ago... but to be honest I hated myself so there arent many. On the left I was drinking heavily, smoking about 2 packs a day and eating crap.. on the right, 20 years later is the same chick (me) sober now 12 years, no longer smokes, eats healthy and exersises regularly.. to say I am grateful is an understatement.
Since I sobered up 12 years ago I have been through cancer 2 times and NEVER thought I would ever be healthy or fit!.. So the moral of the story is if this heavy drinking, crap eating cancer surviving chick can turn her life around so can you!
Come on peeps! .... self love is HUGE! ❤

#transformationtuesday #selflove #soberliving #cancersurvivor #50fit #fitat50 #fitover40 #transformation #fitover50 #yesyoucan #cleaneating #fitfam #fitfamily #fitness #gym #youcandoit #youareworthit #friendsofbill #soberandfit #grateful #inshape #lovinglife #fitspo #beforeandafter #transformation

#todayimthankful for friends who support you, laugh with you, and push you to be the best version of yourself.
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Do you have people like this.... call them and tell them :) today

Today I celebrate 7 years of uninterrupted sobriety, and honestly I couldn’t have done it without you.

You know who you are. •
The ones who were vulnerable and honest and allowed me to see it’s not scary to touch my feelings.

The ones who told me and showed me that I was worthy and valuable before I could believe it for myself.

The ones who looked nothing like me, but allowed me see myself in them.

The ones who showed me that people like me can recover, too.

And the ones who showed me how to build a bridge to a Higher Power, through their words and their actions, because God knows I had the tools and supplies in front of me the whole time but was too full of fear and ego to use them.

The idea that we must hang together or die alone may seem dramatic to some, but the fact that you all are a big reason why I still get to be here today speaks to how perfectly sound and reasonable that statement is.

So, to all my siblings in recovery - from drugs, from alcohol, from trauma, from eating disorders, from self harm, from any harm of any kind - I see you. I love you. Don’t die. Just stay... and thank you for my sobriety 🖤

#soberqueersdoexist #thirstybitchesdorecover #onedayattime #martymannismyhomegirl #friendsofbill #recovery #sobriety #luckynumber7

18 years off the sauce - thanks for saving this soul Bill W
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#recovery #12stepper #friendsofbill #ifyouknowyouknow #bythegraceofgod

K9 Bill "trying" to relax today. He's a very active dog so the whole relaxing thing is coming hard to him so I have to keep him on a short leash, literally. I again want to thank everyone for their donations, messages, and well wishes. I'm grateful for all of you.
#K9Bill #Police #K9 #Hartville #recovery #FriendsOfBill

Thank you for another great year...there but for the grace of god go I

#Repost @k9_bill_stanios Update on K9 Bill. Continuing to send lots of healing vibes his way!
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K9 Bill's surgery went well. We got home a little bit ago and he's now resting in his crate. He has a long road ahead but he's a beast and will be back to catching bad guys in no time! #K9Bill #Police #K9 #PoliceK9 #HartvillePolice #Hartville #TPLO #ACL #thatsmybestfriend #FriendsOfBill

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