Hi my name is Debi, I am a grateful recovering codependent. This month
marks the 22nd year of my recovery journey in CoDA.
I am grateful for the years of growth; the opportunity to learn, to
find and nurture Little Debbie and to help her to know that she is
safe and loved. Finding my authentic self, my spirit of joy; I know a
new freedom. I have found the love and acceptance I’ve always wanted
and needed all of my life here in CoDA. I thank my Higher Power for
all that I have received on my life’s journey.
I am grateful this is not a destination, but a journey inward to find
my true authentic self.
“Within my cocoon, as I shed the film of shame,
I felt the subtle changes in me.
Encumbered now, I began to move and stretch,
I felt a sense of freedom I’ve always longed for.
Slowly, the shell of my cocoon began to crack and fall away.
As I began to float as a beautiful, precious butterfly,
Gone were the trapped messages...
“I’m not good enough.”
“I’m not worthy.”
“I don’t matter.”
“I won’t amount to much.”
“My life is a waste.”
“Why am I even here?”
As my brilliant beautiful spirit of joy began to soar,
I felt how precious and free I am once more!”
As I continue to grow, from the journey within, I know I’m never
alone. My Higher Power guides me one step at a time, one moment at a
time, and one day at a time. I am grateful to have a healthy me in
all of my relations today. I give thanks for all who are on this
journey with me.
Thank you for seeing me and hearing me. I know that I am loved unconditionally.
Debistandingtall (March, 2012)