Today is the first day of the rest of Tony's life. And it marks TWO years of sobriety.
Seems like a big milestone to me. Two years represents a long time, struggles, hard work, ups and downs. We're proud of him. I think if he can stay clean for two years, he can stay clean for the rest of his life.
But, I think most of us know that it isn't that easy. He has a lot of challenges ahead, hopefully finishing college, and figuring out how to make a living, to name a couple. All of this is hard enough for most people, but for him and all recovering addicts, life has taken a detour and is difficult to get back on, and stay on the right track.
BTW, he is celebrating this milestone by going target shooting with his new gun. GRRRRR.
I did talk to him about the gun purchase. I told him he would be contributing more financially than he had in the past. I won't be protecting his Savings anymore, he will have to use it until it's gone, and work more hours if necessary. I know this is going to be difficult with school, but I think he can do it, and I know I can't baby him.
He surprised me (again), by telling me he's been contemplating joining the military (Marines). I think the Marines would crush his gentle soul, and I told him that, after asking politely if I could offer my opinion. I'm not sure if he's serious, we'll see. Again, this is way out of my comfort zone. Of course it is NOT my life, and these are his choices... (sigh...)