Dad took me out for dinner to celebrate my 5th year of sobriety. Mom is with us in spirit ❤️
By - jferstarz
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 🤝
Keep it up! You’re awesome.
When you have you're family, you'll never be alone. Thanks for removing addiction away.
When you're not alone, you're never alone. Got it.
I’m sorry! What’s going on?
Couldn't agree more, I'm celebrating 6 years today!
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.
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.
I needed that today!
5 years for me December 9th. I agree.
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!
Congrats to him and Keep up the good work.
Technically my sobriety date was 19 days ago but our schedules have been off so today we celebrated
Exact day doesn’t matter to your dad, you can tell from his smile he’s just proud of you.
thats because 5 years and 20 days ago, this dinner wasnt an option anymore. cheers all around :)
Oh man this comment got me
Fucking right. 18months in and yeah... It's wild coming back from the dead.
You’ve got this. ❤️
That was my favorite part. Dad looks so proud and happy to see his child. Top of the world.
Hell IM proud of OP
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.
Not sure if you've noticed but you are using a backtick (`) rather than an apostrophe (')
Really cool OP. Proud of you with all of my heart!
He looks really proud of you OP. I hope you hold onto this moment and congrats.
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.
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.
I wish you the same. Hugs to everyone in the comment section!
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.
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.
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.
I wish my dad had a Dave in his life to tell him the same...
Same. How different things could have been.
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.
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.
If I had an award I’d give it to you, keep staying strong and sober my guy.
i gave a hugz award for the both of us
That's the look of a father who is very proud of his kid.
Congratulations, and best wishes
Your Pops has kind eyes.
And a great smile
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.
>You look really healthy and happy within yourself.
I feel like this is Dad
Oh damn! That’s a healthy dad.
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.
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
Fuck yeah, Chili’s!
I feel God in this Chili's tonight!
Closing time, time to roll to chili's and chow down with my fuckin boys
Ngl I got a chuckle from that
This is definitely the epitome of dinner with parents. Chili's with dad just feels so extra wholesome
Congrats on 5 years! One day at a time!
He looks very cheesin about it. Good for him
Baby back ribs... BBQ SAUCE.
Grats on the big 5!
Came here to say this
Congrats! You are inspiring, keep up the good fight.
It a fantastic milestone to have achieved 👏
That smile could easily turn a bad day into a great one. Congratulations on your continued sobriety!
Congrats! Can’t go wrong with chili’s
You make this dad proud too.
I feel god in this chili's tonight
Congrats!! I’m sure mom is smiling down proud!
Man I can tell you his eyes are saying he's 100% happy with you
Addiction is a tough situation to overcome. Congrats on being one to do it.
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.
lol im so sorry but the pun of ''in spirit'' just has me in stitches. congratulations, hope you had fun!
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 🙏
Congratulations on the milestone!
Hope you two had a lovely day together! He seems to be very proud of you, as he should!:)
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.
This man would look amazing with one of those small little top hats
Funny you say this. My little sister is getting married in December and he asked that kinda hat would look good on him
Your mom is so proud of you, I’m sure. She’d be so happy to see you today.
Congrats! Keep up the good work.
Great job & great Dad! One day at a time my friend.
Way to go!
Congratulations on 5 years. :)) I’m hoping to be there myself in about 4 years and 11 months.
Thank you. I’m struggling, and I needed to see this. Nobody understands it unless they’ve gone through it.
Chili’s FUCK YEAH! Oh and congrats.
Now your dad needs to stop smoking and you’ll both be able to celebrate each other for years and years to come!
Tell your Dad to quit smoking
Yum. Tasty sizzling fajitas.
Congratulations!! That’s great.
Congratulations to you and I’m sure by the looks of it your dad is super proud of u and happy for u too.
Peace be with you 💕
Happy anniversary! Keep it up!
Congratulations! And speaking as a mother, I can say yours would be very proud of you!
Your dad looks so happy, it makes me happy, and I hope his happiness for you made *you* happy :) congrats op
You go dude!
Congratulations! Keep up the good work! Dad looks very proud. :)
He looks so proud! Congratulations on your hard work and dedication!
He looks so incredibly proud of you!!
OMG, this! 💙💙💙
I’m happy you’re sober dude, shits hard well done.
Don't know u ,but I'm proud of u. Million dollar sm:)e
I bet she is so proud of you
Congrats! Now get him to quit smoking so he can make the ten year!
Congrats!! Enjoy the time with your pops! 🥰
Congrats man. Your mom is proud of you.
The joy and love in his facial expression. Good for you ❤️
You made him proud. We're all proud just one day at a time my friend.
Hell's yeah brother/sister, keep it up and don't look back. No regrets, you're changing for the good
I was having a crap day til I saw this...his expression is so pure and happy. OP I am so proud of you. ❤️
Glad he is there loving and supporting you.
Wow… and sorry for your lost my dear
She was most definitely there with you in spririt❤️💪
Congratulations! You did it!
That's a proud-ass lookin dad, congrats dude!
Ok, you’re getting this in part for dads adorableness
Good job dude
For some reason this photo reminds me of something very calming. I wouldn’t know how to explain it.
Two for $22 bruh
Congrats young buck
Just wonderful. I just passed four months. Hope to be there someday!
Congrats. The look of pride and adoration on your father’s face shows you have a huge fan and supporter.
Stay strong your mom is so proud if you ❤
Even this one picture its so clear that your dad is absolutely beaming with pride and happiness for you. Congratulations!
Congrats! The fajitas at chili’s are bomb
Dad is awesome, give him all our collective love :)
Congrats! Nice work - keep on truckin and post another one next year.
Congrats on being 5 years sober and thumbs up for your dad for being there for you, keep being strong! 🙂
2 years clean here. Back in my day they only guaranteed the Ritas to be shaken 24 times…
Your dad has beautiful eyes and a beautiful smile. Congrats on sobriety!
Congratulations on your sobriety and My condolences on your mom passing. I celebrated my third year of sobriety in August.
Congratulations, I’m sure your pops is proud
Congratulations! Keep it going. :)
Congratulations! You are strong! You got this!
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!!!!!
As someone who's 3 minutes sober, I'm very happy for you
3 minutes can lead to 5 years. Keep fighting
Congratulations! I’m sending good vibes to both you and your Dad 🙂
Congrats!! You’re doing great.
I love this. Take good care of him.
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 🙈
He looks so proud. Congrats. That’s amazing.
Chili’s is great! Happy for you
Thank you for sharing. I hope you are proud of yourself! You can see the love in your dad’s eyes.
So happy for you! Congrats!
Good job bud
Awesome job! Congratulations!
Looks like one proud poppa. Congrats!
proud of you!
Congratulations! I hit nine years this past July. I’m proud of you!
Congrats! Everyday counts ❤️
All of my city's Chili's went tits-up during the pandemic... Now I want my baby back ribs.
Congrats on the sobriety.
Congratulations on 5 years. 😀👍
Ah, my eyes are raining
This is a beautiful thing.
Mmm. Baby back ribs…
god bless you, your dad, and your mom
What did you order?
Your dad looks like a 62 year old Mike Birbiglia.
That’s a compliment, btw.
Proud ! Proud ! Proud !
Keep making your mother proud. I'm rooting for you.
He looks really happy to be there with you. Don’t lose that. Congrats on the sobriety
What kind of spirit?
Ah shit.. its moonshine isn't it?
Im sure your mom would’ve been very proud of your dedication to improving your health. Congratulations on your five years.
Margaritas shaken 25 times. Sign me up!
I’m there in spirit, too!! Congrats
just weed for me thanks
God this man is radiant with happiness
Best wishes to both of you!
Congratulations!! Addiction is bad! Watched the movie ‘Flight’ last night and saw how addictive alcohol could be and how it could wreck your life!
Yay! Congratulations! Keep going!
Man with menu.
His smile there is just so quintessential proud parent. :)
Spirit is one thing you should be avoiding.
But seriously, congrats on the big 5.
Great job. Keep it up.
I’m so, so happy for your pop. Please, keep making him proud.
I’m sorry you lost one of your parents OP, I have lost one myself. Congrats on your sobriety!!
Keep it up! Congrats on 5, keep on going strong!
He’s so proud of you! What a lovely smile 😊