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Excellent post from Jami at Sober Grace. Coming up on five years clean and sober and well into digging through stuff that has absolutely nothing to do with drugs and alcohol, this post is gently and clearly articulating thoughts that have always remained tangled for me .

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This photo is a reenactment of an actual event. This photo is a reenactment of an actual event.

It’s the middle of the day on a weekday, I don’t remember why it was that I wasn’t at work and my husband was, but for some reason I was home alone.  Well, I was alone except for my dogs.  I was doing normal things that I would do on a day off, laundry and cleaning and such.  As I remember, I was in a good mood, nothing weighing on me or worrying me; nothing bad or upsetting had happened recently to put me on edge.  We have a small patio outside our front door with a tall wood fence going around it and a gate that I always lock from the inside when I’m home.  The slats of the fence are too close together to see through, either in or out.  I was inside doing my thing and I heard…

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