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May 8, 2014

Sober and life is good

Dear Editor,

March 13

I feel so good. I am a year clean and proud of myself and love my daughter Brianna and Samantha Driver very much and thank you to my higher power and my family for their support and being there for me.

I want to tell everybody that is on the wrong path I was for a very long time and that old way path is no good. All you got to have is positiveness and faith and if I can do it being sober you can have even more fun being sober. Got faith in you all and if you want it a good life turn your life around, miracles do happen, trust me. I’m doing great. I’m a strong fighter and proud in my recovery.

I was in negativity and I thought my life sucked and thought there was nothing good ever gonna happen in my life. Which I was wrong. My life is good now with drug court support that’s making me stronger day by day.

All I can say is take one day at a time and don’t be so negative in life.

If you want stuff great in life you’ve got to do it for you. And if you have kids just think how kids get hurt by moms or dads not with them in their lives cause of stupidity and want to have fun in the wrong paths.

Let me tell you I used to hide my pain that I had in relationships and not being there for my kids cause of my addiction. But to this day, me, my life now is amazing and sobriety and support groups do work if you let them in. Trust me in what I am saying.

March 14

A year ago today I was in all my trouble and in my addiction and I am on my right path now in recovery. So to all the people that’s having rough times and thinking negative all the time, fight, you do have it in your heart and your life will start looking up. Stay strong. Keep your faith and believe in yourself.

April 10

On my mind today is I am in drug court and I phased up to phase III today. I just want to say my recovery is great and I feel great and having more fun being sober. So if you put your mind and heart into positive things, great things do happen in life.

Richard Driver

Ottumwa

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A. I support the ordinance
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