Wednesday, November 15, 2006

100th Post!

Somewhat by surprise, I realized that we had 99 posts in our journey so far, so I thought I would go ahead and add a special one for the magic 100!

So, after 100 posts, where are we on our journey? I guess it is a good time to review things.

  • Sept 23, 2005 - Katie was picked up by the escort service, and enrolled in the school

  • Dec 12, 2005 - Diane and I attended Discovery

  • Jan 15, 2006 - Diane and I attended Focus (I am an Intelligent, Worthy and Powerful Man! Diane is a Strong, Worth, Lovable Woman!)

  • February 2006 - Katie graduates Orientation on her second try.

  • March 7, 2006 - Diane and I attended Keys to Success: Being in Relationship

  • April 14, 2006 - Katie is put in Discovery to try and get her moving, and graduates.

  • April 28, 2006 - Diane and I saw Katie for the first time in six months at PC1.

  • May 7, 2006 - Diane and I attend Keys to Success: Addiction Awareness

  • August 4, 2006 - Mike Staffs Discovery, our oldest son attends

  • October 1, 2006 - Diane and I attend Keys to Success: Effective Communication

  • October 19, 2006 - Diane and I have a pass with Katie to see if she is making progress

  • November 18, 2006 - Diane and I attend Keys to Success: Living a Purposeful Life

  • When I look at these milestones - it is pretty amazing how far Diane and I have come in the past year. We have met some truly wonderful people, that have touched our lives in ways we never expected. At some point we have to be greatful to Katie, for we would not have grown the way we have were it not for her.

    She has progressed some as well, though she is not working the program, even after 14 months. There are positive changes in her, but still a lot of old habits and old patterns that she keeps falling back into.

    Life is but a journey, not a destination. And so we continue on ours, living, loving, growing and sharing as we go. When I started this I didn't know where it would go, if anywhere. I have heard that it has touched one or two people, and I'm happy for that. I don't truly know if any of this is ever read, but my hope is that maybe it will help someone else, let them know that they aren't alone, that they don't need to be alone. That was one of the hardest parts about starting this process, feeling that we were completely by ourselves.

    For anyone reading this - please feel free to leave feedback - either publicly in the comments, or privately emailing me or Diane. Thanks for reading.

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