8 STRONG years of sobriety

Discussion in 'Quackenbush's' started by BHud, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. BHud

    BHud 250+ Posts

    Well, another year brings me to one of my favorite traditions. I made it. For those of you that do not know, I showed up here on December 6, 2006. Broken, addicted, alcoholic, and hopelessly lost. What I found was acceptance, love, tolerance, and...hope. I found friendship. Advice. Humanity.
    I managed to beat the odds, and today I sit, 8 years recovered from alcoholism and drug addiction. In that time period, I have adopted a kiddo, become a licensed pastor, and founded Sober by Grace Ministries, a community of recovery homes that work with the addicted, the alcoholic, and sometimes, the trafficked.
    I don't know how many read this, but I do know this: someone will read it, that desperately needs to know, is this as good good as it gets? Am I in a state of hopeless unrecoverable misery? The good news is, there is a solution. We do recover.

    And, sometimes, we get our family back. Our life. The whole country song. This year, I can say that my wife and I have celebrated 19 years of marriage, and this time....we did it as not only husband and wife, but as best friends.I have a wonderful relationship with my 14 year old daughter. And, I have picked up a volunteer slot assisting with our church youth group. I get to teach once a month, and every week I have the honor of running a jr. high boys small group.

    I will for the rest of my life recall that day I drug myself in here. The support is appreciated every day, in ways you can not imagine. And I have paid it back, 10 fold. I'm eternally grateful to Hornfans.com.

    We sit with a max capacity of 16 male residents, and 8 female residents (in different houses....) and they all get loved on, the way I was loved on.
    Thank you. From the bottom of m heart, thank you. If you or a loved one is struggling, please contact me at 817.606.9580. I will do whatever I can to lend an ear, and if desired, give some advice. Thank you, Merry Christmas, and God Bless you all.

    Much Love,
    Bryce Hudnall
    Founding Pastor, Sober by Grace Ministries
    bryce@soberbygrace.orgThe Link
  2. OldHippie

    OldHippie 2,500+ Posts

    Congratulations on another year sober and drug free and 19 years married.

    You are a lucky man. See you next year.
  3. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

    Every year I look forward to revisiting this. It's the time of year when so many of us see nothing but the bank account balance, people we lost, jobs we never got a chance to interview for, etc. We need to keep it in perspective and appreciate the baby steps.
  4. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic Catholic like Sarkisian

    Awesome my friend [​IMG]
  5. biganakhanhda

    biganakhanhda 500+ Posts

    Congratulation Bryce!

    Us Scorpios possess a strong will, which is all it takes to find a way. I am glad you have found yours. [​IMG]
  6. dalhorn1

    dalhorn1 1,000+ Posts

    Congratulations on your milestone, Bryce!

    You are a man full of conviction and purpose. [​IMG]
  7. nashhorn

    nashhorn 5,000+ Posts

    Great to read you message! I certainly remember hearing from you over the years and celebrate your success with you. I had a son go through the same family wrecking situation only to hit bottom and, to everyone's surprise, fully recover to now become a successful businessman u and caring husband and father.
    Miracles do occur! Congrats to you and best wishes - Merry Christmas and Happy 2015!!!
  8. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    Great post, BHud - and congratulations on your accomplishment so far. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

    HHD [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. Trusted Insider

    Trusted Insider 1,000+ Posts

    Just want to be in on another of these posts. Congratulations!

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