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Dad took me out for dinner to celebrate my 5th year of sobriety. Mom is with us in spirit ❤️

Dad took me out for dinner to celebrate my 5th year of sobriety. Mom is with us in spirit ❤️

HeavyPorridgeBro

Just went 5 years Clean myself Recently bro congratulations and keep going, a bad day in recovery is nothing compared to a bad day in the grips off addiction Edit: Niceone for all the upvotes and replies mad respect to you all 🤝


LandoCommando82

Keep it up! You’re awesome.


HeavyPorridgeBro

Thanks man


drewf_rte54

When you have you're family, you'll never be alone. Thanks for removing addiction away.


jesus_is_american

When you're not alone, you're never alone. Got it.


xinfinitimortum

I'm alone.


renae09

I’m sorry! What’s going on?


samhef77

Couldn't agree more, I'm celebrating 6 years today!


Redahned1214

Congrats to you and to op! It's a battle, man, one you gotta fight every single day and I'm glad to see some people winning so far! I'll have a year in a couple weeks, hope I make it to that and my 5th like you guys.


HeavyPorridgeBro

Thats great to hear man your coming up to a year keep going bro very encouraging to see posts and reply’s like this, recovery ain’t easy but when you have a thing to use like Reddit and Friends it’s somewhat Easier.


thrwawy_234

I needed that today!


PattyIce32

5 years for me December 9th. I agree.


Deep_Grady

That seems so far away right now but I'm at 704 days, 27 days shy of 2 years. I'm not ashamed to say it's one of my proudest achievements so far. Fuck has it ever been hard, these last 18 months especially. You have my deepest respect for staying strong for so long, I know what it takes!


dbanars657ns

Congrats to him and Keep up the good work.


jferstarz

Technically my sobriety date was 19 days ago but our schedules have been off so today we celebrated


diuturnal

Exact day doesn’t matter to your dad, you can tell from his smile he’s just proud of you.


pmperk19

thats because 5 years and 20 days ago, this dinner wasnt an option anymore. cheers all around :)


CuntyMcGiggles

Oh man this comment got me


No-Significance5449

Fucking right. 18months in and yeah... It's wild coming back from the dead.


SoleIbis

You’ve got this. ❤️


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witherspork

That was my favorite part. Dad looks so proud and happy to see his child. Top of the world.


SoleIbis

Hell IM proud of OP


dprice_popo

Congrats! date doesn`t matter anymore. what`s important is your biggest success in life. Your dad happiness is very priceless. and you know how proud he is to you and of course your mom also very glad even if she`s not with you.


TryNotToShootYoself

Not sure if you've noticed but you are using a backtick (`) rather than an apostrophe (')


Iceededpeeple

TIL.


boobooghostgirl13

Really cool OP. Proud of you with all of my heart!


Due-Intention-9556

He looks really proud of you OP. I hope you hold onto this moment and congrats.


itsallrelativ3

I wish I had a dad who could honestly give a shit about me and not just pretend to to make himself feel better. I see love in your dads eyes. He’s so proud of you. Hold onto that. And big fucking congrats on your sobriety.


Elsbeth55

I wish you had that kind of dad too. And I wish I had. I am absolutely sure of one thing - their loss. A parent who can’t love their kid is a broken and miserable being.


TheTrollster2000

I wish you the same. Hugs to everyone in the comment section!


LordRupertEvertonne

My dad was the same way. I just had a daughter and I’ve sworn to myself I will not be that man. Break the cycle. That’s all we can do.


wiltylock

Storytime: my dad had a horrible, abusive father. As his eldest kid, I was all set to inherit all the bad parenting he had learned from my grandfather. Could have been a completely different life for me. But one day he and I were out with his friend who had a daughter the same age as me - I was maybe 4 or 5. We saw one of those penny horse rides they used to have at grocery stores and begged for pennies from our dads so we could ride it. My dad's friend gave us two pennies, we ran away happy, and my dad started chastising him for wasting money on us. His friend looked at him like he was crazy and said, "Dave, God wants us to give good things to our children." My dad said it was like getting struck by lightning. He said it had never occurred to him, in his whole life, that fathers should give you anything other than the bare minimum to survive. He became a completely different person after that, and one of the most generous people I know.


LordRupertEvertonne

That’s great - thank you for sharing. It’s weird. I never thought I wanted kids, and then I worried if I ever did, would I love them? I truly just want her to have a better life than me. The devil could come to me tomorrow and promise me she’d be happy, healthy, and never worry about money and I’d sell my soul.


wiines

I wish my dad had a Dave in his life to tell him the same...


shadowsformagrin

Same. How different things could have been.


Coca-karl

I'll be your Dad. I'm proud of you for asking for someone who cares about you as a person. That takes a lot of courage.


prstele01

Dude fucking ditto - I have a 14 year old son and I can already tell the cycle has been broken with us. That teenager knows full-fucking-well I will do anything for him and I am nothing but proud of him. And I’m proud of you too OP.


seaboy1313

If I had an award I’d give it to you, keep staying strong and sober my guy.


Insectshelf3

i gave a hugz award for the both of us


oapster79

That's the look of a father who is very proud of his kid. Congratulations, and best wishes


RyanAGriswold

Your Pops has kind eyes.


jimboslice29

And a great smile


Jealous_Tangerine_93

Happy sobriety anniversary to you. You look really healthy and happy within yourself. Five years is absolutely fantastic to be straight, you are very strong. Condolences in your Mums passing. 💞


Frequent_Koala_7198

>You look really healthy and happy within yourself. I feel like this is Dad


TheGunshineState

Oh damn! That’s a healthy dad.


dizzygoraks

Happy 5th sobriety to you! congratulations ! Look how happy and proud your dad to your achievement and you know that your mom is always proud of you even she`s not with you.


bluehornet197

5yrs? Good effort bro keep it up staying sober is the hard part that's what Mike Tyson once said keep it up we are all cheering for you


GolfCoyote

Fuck yeah, Chili’s!


redfauxpass

I feel God in this Chili's tonight!


landspeed

Closing time, time to roll to chili's and chow down with my fuckin boys


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Randimous

Ngl I got a chuckle from that


goaskalice3

This is definitely the epitome of dinner with parents. Chili's with dad just feels so extra wholesome


Cherub2002

Congrats! 🎉


picklemaster52

Congrats on 5 years! One day at a time!


fletch_g0d

He looks very cheesin about it. Good for him


gotstang

Congrats!!!


lrn2smile

Baby back ribs... BBQ SAUCE. Grats on the big 5!


dapperdave55

Came here to say this -Fat Bastard


Sandman216

Congrats! You are inspiring, keep up the good fight.


Chuck158

It a fantastic milestone to have achieved 👏


sara_c907

That smile could easily turn a bad day into a great one. Congratulations on your continued sobriety!


Yawheyy

Congrats! Can’t go wrong with chili’s


ZebraSpot

You make this dad proud too.


spo0om

I feel god in this chili's tonight


cookielady86

Congrats!!!🎉


imwinning216

Congrats!! I’m sure mom is smiling down proud!


whyuneedmyname4

Man I can tell you his eyes are saying he's 100% happy with you


Zealousideal_Skin_67

Addiction is a tough situation to overcome. Congrats on being one to do it.


Primary-Necessary-30

I just hit two years sober from heroin. My mom passed after my first year. I’d love a moment like this, but my father isn’t a sentimental person.


th3st

lol im so sorry but the pun of ''in spirit'' just has me in stitches. congratulations, hope you had fun!


Little_Juan86

Aww, congrats, keep it up, you got this👍 and I'm sure that your mom is with you guys in spirit and that's very proud of you 🙏


SpecialKay329

Congratulations on the milestone!


ann_lovesshopping

Hope you two had a lovely day together! He seems to be very proud of you, as he should!:)


W33DMEN5000

Stay strong and on the straight and narrow! Hope you and Dad enjoyed some awesome eats😎 I’m sure your mother is smiling down proud as ever of you.


swiggarthy

This man would look amazing with one of those small little top hats


jferstarz

Funny you say this. My little sister is getting married in December and he asked that kinda hat would look good on him


threeleggedcat_

Congrats!


StayAliveMadeMeCry69

Your mom is so proud of you, I’m sure. She’d be so happy to see you today.


hedweight

Congrats! Keep up the good work.


Duck_of_Doom71

Great job & great Dad! One day at a time my friend.


Hoosierrnmary

Way to go!


clitorisaurunderscor

Congratulations on 5 years. :)) I’m hoping to be there myself in about 4 years and 11 months.


ParticularPine

Thank you. I’m struggling, and I needed to see this. Nobody understands it unless they’ve gone through it.


fl00per

Chili’s FUCK YEAH! Oh and congrats.


Kornbrednbizkits

Now your dad needs to stop smoking and you’ll both be able to celebrate each other for years and years to come!


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JonGotty

Tell your Dad to quit smoking


oxinauses

Really


raining_downtown

Yum. Tasty sizzling fajitas.


RetiredAerospaceVP

Congratulations!! That’s great.


Harryhodl

Congratulations to you and I’m sure by the looks of it your dad is super proud of u and happy for u too.


OurLadyQueenofPeace

Peace be with you 💕


thomascameron

Happy anniversary! Keep it up!


VetusVesperlilio

Congratulations! And speaking as a mother, I can say yours would be very proud of you!


someawfulbitch

Your dad looks so happy, it makes me happy, and I hope his happiness for you made *you* happy :) congrats op


Jolly_Kangaroo_3411

You go dude!


Adventurous-Move969

Congratulations!!!!!


bamc88

Congratulations! Keep up the good work! Dad looks very proud. :)


imsohungryman

He looks so proud! Congratulations on your hard work and dedication!


wtfworldwhy

He looks so incredibly proud of you!!


ShadoMoses

OMG, this! 💙💙💙


Iontknowcuz

I’m happy you’re sober dude, shits hard well done.


olak333

Don't know u ,but I'm proud of u. Million dollar sm:)e


rockyroadandpizza

I bet she is so proud of you


jone2tone

Congrats! Now get him to quit smoking so he can make the ten year!


redbean777

Congrats!! Enjoy the time with your pops! 🥰


ChinitoEd0132

Congrats man. Your mom is proud of you.


Papancasudani

The joy and love in his facial expression. Good for you ❤️


Shr3kk_Wpg

Congratulations.


shootinstraight88

You made him proud. We're all proud just one day at a time my friend.


Thumeus

Hell's yeah brother/sister, keep it up and don't look back. No regrets, you're changing for the good


blueberrybunny24

I was having a crap day til I saw this...his expression is so pure and happy. OP I am so proud of you. ❤️


Oh-Oh-Ophelia

Glad he is there loving and supporting you.


Cowboywizard12

freaking awesome


SylverFysh

Congratulations!


bensonhoword

Wow… and sorry for your lost my dear


itwasthethirdofsept

She was most definitely there with you in spririt❤️💪


Sharpiebanana

Congratulations! You did it!


BranCracker

That's a proud-ass lookin dad, congrats dude!


SnoopingStuff

Ok, you’re getting this in part for dads adorableness


frankenstien_farts

Good job dude


Saint_Link

For some reason this photo reminds me of something very calming. I wouldn’t know how to explain it.


Plastic_Wrangler_597

Two for $22 bruh


steven09763

Congrats young buck


roymunsonshand

Just wonderful. I just passed four months. Hope to be there someday!


yourfingkidding

Congrats. The look of pride and adoration on your father’s face shows you have a huge fan and supporter.


nitemarehippiegal

Congrats!!


lstreit23

Stay strong your mom is so proud if you ❤


adaquo

Even this one picture its so clear that your dad is absolutely beaming with pride and happiness for you. Congratulations!


Revolutionary_Law570

Congrats! The fajitas at chili’s are bomb


nkap91

Dad is awesome, give him all our collective love :)


TodaysLucky10K

Congrats! Nice work - keep on truckin and post another one next year.


JG-Music

Congrats on being 5 years sober and thumbs up for your dad for being there for you, keep being strong! 🙂


wgn431234

2 years clean here. Back in my day they only guaranteed the Ritas to be shaken 24 times…


YmmaT-

Your dad has beautiful eyes and a beautiful smile. Congrats on sobriety!


LouSFL

Congratulations on your sobriety and My condolences on your mom passing. I celebrated my third year of sobriety in August.


bortle_9

Congratulations, I’m sure your pops is proud


Grundle_Poacher

Chili’s rules


mr_gonzalo05

Congratulations


WizLiz131

Congratulations! 🎉


MasterZar26

Congratulations! Keep it going. :)


BuffaloGal81

Amazing, congratulations!


cardboardkeys

Congrats!


Several_Orange_907

Congratulations! You are strong! You got this!


PattyC24

Love it


QuarterCupRice

That is fantastic! Congratulations. I have watched several people I love struggle with addiction. You should be so proud of yourself. I know for a fact your friends and family are!!!!!


JakesAHunk

As someone who's 3 minutes sober, I'm very happy for you


jferstarz

3 minutes can lead to 5 years. Keep fighting


Superb_Literature

Congratulations! I’m sending good vibes to both you and your Dad 🙂


Odd-Negotiation5087

Congrats!! You’re doing great.


SPDTalon

I love this. Take good care of him.


jferstarz

I took care of mom when she was gravely I’ll and I’ll do the same for him. I just can’t wash him 🙈


priss934

He looks so proud. Congrats. That’s amazing.


gavin2299

Chili’s is great! Happy for you


Swordf1sh_

Thank you for sharing. I hope you are proud of yourself! You can see the love in your dad’s eyes.


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JavaLava45

So happy for you! Congrats!


47380boebus

Good job bud


Outrageous_Total_100

Awesome job! Congratulations!


TWalsh0391

Looks like one proud poppa. Congrats!


SocietyOdd

proud of you!


babycatbandit

Congratulations! I hit nine years this past July. I’m proud of you!


AjelandroParaTi123

Congrats! Everyday counts ❤️


CRCampbell11

Fuck Yes!


idog99

All of my city's Chili's went tits-up during the pandemic... Now I want my baby back ribs. Congrats on the sobriety.


Physical-Battle-2032

Congratulations on 5 years. 😀👍


darkghoul

Ah, my eyes are raining


Sarah_al94

Yay 💜


jetsadog

This is a beautiful thing.


naurugger

Mmm. Baby back ribs…


sirms

god bless you, your dad, and your mom


Caryn2021

Congrats! 😃🎉🎊


fuckitweredoingitliv

What did you order?


irishred91

Congrats!


pitmule

ODAAT!!!


metergod

Your dad looks like a 62 year old Mike Birbiglia. That’s a compliment, btw.


gyrocookie

Proud ! Proud ! Proud !


johnnyhouston87

Keep making your mother proud. I'm rooting for you.


Kkdbaby

Beautiful.


LochNessMansterLives

He looks really happy to be there with you. Don’t lose that. Congrats on the sobriety


DayEnvironmental5518

What kind of spirit? Vodka? rum? Ah shit.. its moonshine isn't it?


bubziwubzi

Im sure your mom would’ve been very proud of your dedication to improving your health. Congratulations on your five years.


Every_Animator4354

Margaritas shaken 25 times. Sign me up!


jaredofthesky

I’m there in spirit, too!! Congrats


GodLikesMyPenis

just weed for me thanks


young_brad13y

Hell yeah


2Drakes1Tissu3

God this man is radiant with happiness Best wishes to both of you!


Psyk0Tripp

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sankscan

Congratulations!! Addiction is bad! Watched the movie ‘Flight’ last night and saw how addictive alcohol could be and how it could wreck your life!


Queenrodedog

Yay! Congratulations! Keep going!


pommefrits

Man with menu.


RiverBear2

His smile there is just so quintessential proud parent. :)


sername-lame

Spirit is one thing you should be avoiding. But seriously, congrats on the big 5.


IcanSew831

Great job. Keep it up.


superdeepdream

I’m so, so happy for your pop. Please, keep making him proud.


ColoTexas90

I’m sorry you lost one of your parents OP, I have lost one myself. Congrats on your sobriety!!


anonymousforever

Keep it up! Congrats on 5, keep on going strong!


HeLuLeLu

He’s so proud of you! What a lovely smile 😊