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Published February 2012.

Web Exclusive: Life is Good

A member reflects on her 28th anniversary

I used to love to cry. I never knew why melancholy appealed to me so much. Looking over my past yet another time, it all makes sense. But now the opposite is true. There is nothing better than a good belly laugh. It took my 28th year of sobriety to answer a lot of the questions I thought had no answers and the answers have come easy to me now. Life is good. Who would have thought that at 53 years of age I would finally turn in to the woman I dreamed of as a child?

I remember it as if it were yesterday as I watch my daughter getting ready for a night out. How fast the...

-- Francine H.

Staten Island, New York

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