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From the April 2012 magazine.

A New Kind of Love

In sobriety, she learned how to love herself and others

I'm sitting at the base of Greylock Mountain, in Atlanta, Idaho. It's very quiet and I have the gift of this opportunity to contemplate. Soon, I will have my three-year sobriety birthday. It doesn't sound like long, but it's not been easy for me.

I am one who has had to work at it. It took lots of changes, transformations, experiences to get here. It's been worth it, though. My heart is beating a sober rythm. I feel so clear and am filled with gratitude. I am experiencing a love I have never known and it truly is grace.

-- Brenda M.

Boise, Idaho

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