Today, I Celebrate Six Years Clean

by | Feb 4, 2021 | 94 comments

It’s A Badass Day!

 

I am six whole years clean AND my brand-new website has launched! One day I will write a post about designing and building a website and how I would rather poke my eyeball out than ever do that again. But I’m excited and grateful that my very first blog post is about celebrating six years meth and needle free!

My Beautiful Mug

 I can’t believe that six years have passed since I walked into treatment and got clean. This morning when I woke up, I thought back to that day and remembered how terrifying and hopeless it all seemed. I honestly didn’t believe that I would stay clean once I left. I wasn’t even sure if I wanted to. But 2190 days later, I’m still clean and there is nothing I want more than to stay that way for the rest of my life.  This beautiful and badass life that I love living was born from a drug addiction that destroyed my life. But I wouldn’t change one moment of my journey, even if I could.

I really didn’t expect how much my life (and the world) would change over the last year. 2020 has been wild, heartbreaking, and soul-changing for me. For the last nine months, Mason has been locked up in the house with me and I have loved (almost) every second of it. Mason… not so much. He will be scooting off to college in a few years and I’ll always be grateful that we had this time together.

Modern Family

I also got a dobie puppy, I wrote a book (buy here), finished a ton of home projects, watched ALL the shows, and chilled with my best friend, Kim. Also, I ate ALL the food.

But most importantly, I’ve deepened my relationship with God. He has really been moving in my life in extraordinary ways. You may have noticed that my cursing has been reduced by 95% and I haven’t been dating (crazy, I know.) It took me nearly six years of being clean before I truly understood that I never would have made it this far without God. And my amazing mom. I will spend the rest of my life honoring them both.

There are so many people that have walked this journey with me and I am thankful to you all. The heartbeat of my recovery has always been my Addict Chick Family and I want you to know how much I love you! Thank you to my friends and family that have loved and supported me through the last six years – I promise to never do meth again.

 

God Bless

 

 

94 Comments

  1. Kim Poole

    Congrats on 6 years clean! You truly have inspired me (along with literally thousands upon thousands of others) to fight hard for a life worth living. Your website is awesome, fantastic job, as always! I cannot wait to see what you do next!

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    • Addict Chick

      Thanks bestie – I love you SO much!

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      • Corey T

        Congratulations lady! I’m so proud of you. You are such an inspiration! Love your life

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        • Addict Chick

          Thanks sister – I love you soo soo much!

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        • Amanda Earling

          You have come such a long way and accomplished so much sincea addiction, I am so happy for you! Dont ever stop moving forward, congratulations on your SIX amazing years of sobriety!

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      • Barbara Anne Senzee

        Congratulations and keep on rocking!! 🙂 the world’s needs you and more like you!

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    • Alicia Faught

      Congratulations my beautiful badass friend. You’ve inspired us all to just keep going. I’ve enjoyed watching you grow and become the badass you are today.

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      • Addict Chick

        My girl – you inspire me!!! I love our friendship and I love YOU!

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    • Kyna

      Omg I love this and you Amanda. I’m so proud of you and this lil bad ass empire 💓 From the bottom of my heart ❤ I thank you, because without all the daily posts and the bad ass pages you’ve created I probably would’ve thrown in the towel one more time and decided to get high once again. Life is so full and great!! LYSM 🥰😘

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      • Addict Chick

        I’m so glad you’re in my life and for all that you do for me and our group. You’re a lil’ badass and I adore you!

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    • Amber Fife

      Congrats Amanda… Thank you for showing me the way out. Love ya a big whole bunch ❤

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    • Jennifer Mangini

      I found you in my early days of being clean. (2016 or 2017)
      And it’s like your little one liners were written ( very eloquently) for me bc they were exactly what I thought or had experienced.
      By the grace of God – and our moms- here we are , you are 6 years and I’m at 4.4 years!!
      I’m so proud of you and I’m so proud to be part of this journey!!!
      Life is amazing and I will turn into a ugly crying chick if I write anymore!!!

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      • Addict Chick

        Babe I am so proud of you and I love that you’re in my life!

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  2. Julie Edwards

    Congratulations and this is awesome 👌

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    • Addict Chick

      I’m just learning how to do this so I hope this shows up somewhere! But… thank you

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    • Rob

      Thank you. When I buy your book soon, will you sign it? You are an amazing inspiration to us all still down under the bridge. P. S. Sharing this for sure 😊

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      • Addict Chick

        Of course I will… but I hope you come out from under the bridge…. life is better up here!

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  3. Anne

    Congratulations Amanda! You are an inspiration to so so many and I’m proud to know you! Love you!

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    • Addict Chick

      You guys inspire me every day! Love you!

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      • Shelly Renee

        I found you right as I got clean 3 years ago and I’m so glad I did! You inspire me so much girl! Congratulations on 6 Years!! That’s incredible! I can’t wait to finally meet you someday! It will happen! Keep being the bad ass chick that you are!! Loves 💋

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        • Addict Chick

          We are DEFINITELY meeting one day! I’m so proud of you and I’m grateful you’re in my life! I love you

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  4. Eileen Davies

    Congratulations Amanda! I’m so proud of you! Love you!

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    • Addict Chick

      Thanks beautiful! I love you too!

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    • Tessa Johnston

      I am so proud of you. Not just for the 6 years. For all that you stand for. All of the amazing help you give so many. For the roll model you continue to be. For being real with us each and every day. You continue to push your self daily and encourage so many. I love you. Congratulations on your 6 years❤🖤 I am 2 days away from my 6 years. Congratulations and well done on this as well. You rock as always. Thank you for inviting us all in to be a part of your life. I love you.

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      • Addict Chick

        Well congrats to you and your six years now! We’ve been rockin’ together for so many years and I’m grateful for your friendship and support! I love you sister!

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  5. Emily E Allen

    I freaking love you lady! Thank you for all the inspiration and encouragement!

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    • Addict Chick

      I freakin’ love you right back!

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      • Tessa Bare

        I love you so much and am so proud of you!! You dont realize how many people look up to you and how much you really help give hope to the ones still active.

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        • Addict Chick

          Thank you so much for always loving, supporting, and inspiring me! You’re one badass chick and I love you!

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  6. Jill Hill

    I love your testimony! I pray it will one day be my sons. You have truly inspired and gave me hope. Thank you for being the ” Bad Ass” chick you are!

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    • Addict Chick

      Will always be praying for you and your kiddo! Thank you for being in my life!

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    • Tweet

      You Rock and you inspire me to keep working hard on my recovery of which will be 2 years on February 7th. Ty for being you, you are one badass bitch! Love you

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  7. Olive

    You are very inspiring very beautiful to see praying for everything blessed congratulations 🥳

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  8. Jennifer McCann

    I love you so much and love your heart for God and giving Him all the glory! By His wounds we are healed and I know that He is the ONLY reason I’ve been able to stay clean the last 5 years! I’m so stinking proud of you for all you have accomplished and I pray many more blessings on you and your sweet family! Keep up the great work sister!
    2 Corinthians 12:9-10

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    • Addict Chick

      It took me nearly six years to truly give him all the glory…. once I fell into the holy spirit, my soul has changed in the best ways! I feel lighter even with the 15 quarantine pounds! Love you sis

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  9. Robin Stout (Leah)

    Love you…I started MY blog in 2018 a year into my own journey. YOU have been MY inspiration to start my ISN group and PAGE. As a journalism major I obviously ALWAYS wanted to write a book but seeing YOUR accomplishment makes me want to do it so much more.
    Congratulations again and hugs ❤🙏

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    • Addict Chick

      Whats your blog?? Im obssesed now and want to subscribe and check it out! Thank you for the YEARS of love and support girl!

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      • Kimberly Marsh

        I’m happy for you, honestly. Six years is quite an accomplishment. I’m so proud of you. My daughter is very heavily into Meth and has been for years. Not sure what it’s going to take.
        It’s wonderful reading your book knowing it’s actually possible to be clean of it. Meth is a monster.

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        • Addict Chick

          My heart breaks for you and your daughter because I’ll never forget the pain I put my mom through with my addiction. Try and get your daughter to join our girl group on Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/groups/addictchicks … she will be welcomed and you never know what might plant the seed for her. Sending you both all my support, love and heartfelt prayers. Hang in there mama..

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  10. Tara

    Congratulations on 6 years! I’m so incredibly proud of you! You are pure inspiration to so many!

    I love you!

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    • Addict Chick

      Thank you babe = love you sooo much!

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    • Ashley Sizemore

      Congrats sweetie! Thank you for being so amazing and leading us ladies through recovery! You truly are an inspiration to all of us! You show us that we do recovery and we need to love ourselves and take every opportunity that is presented to us! Congrats on 6 years, nothing but love for u!

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      • Addict Chick

        Thanks babe! You ladies inspire me more than you know! Mad love

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  11. Robin Riley Walsh

    I loved reading your blog today and Congratulations on 6 years clean! This is Robin, Jaime Stockton’s aunt. You helped me last year with my son, Chad! He will soon celebrate 1 year sober. He is doing good although struggling to find a job during these trying times and he has a jail sentence looming. He is scheduled to turn himself in on June 3rd. I’m still praying about this. God has a plan for him I know it. He will apply for house arrest, but he was declined last time so he is not very hopeful. He is just learning what God can do. Thank you so much for all your help last year. I don’t if you remember but he choose not to go back to rehab and he detoxed here at home with me and with your help! I appreciate and admire you so much!

    Again Congratulations on 6 years! You are amazing!

    Robin

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    • Addict Chick

      I’ve thought about you and Chad often and wanted to reach out and find out how things were going – it makes my heart happy to know that he got sober and has nearly a year! God is soo good! I’m proud of him for staying clean even with a possible jail sentence – that is actually pretty tough to do. Ill keep you both in my prayers for the best outcome. Please stay in touch and let me know how things are going – love you!

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  12. June

    I’m so proud of you. From the day you popped up in my life. I can not thank you. Today is your day and I’m happy for you I love your badass face off. Keep being you. ❤️❤️❤️

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    • Addict Chick

      Addict Chick wouldn’t make it without you – thank you for always being by my side, keeping it real for me and always loving me and supporting me. BFF – I love you!

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  13. Heather

    Congratulations! I have loved following your journey!

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    • Addict Chick

      Thank you so much – I’m glad you’re here!

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  14. Betty Schmalle Benoit

    Amanda, I bought your new book, and read it in 1 day! You are amazing, your mom is amazing (always has been!) and yes the Lord is AWESOME and AMAZING! So proud of you!!

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    • Addict Chick

      Mom really has always been so awesome! Professionally, I always aspire to be just like her! I’m so glad that you loved the book… I’m extremely proud of it and the way that God guided me!

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  15. Sarah

    Congratulations amanda!!! You inspire me so much!!! I’ll have 7 years on the 25th of this month. Love you

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    • Addict Chick

      Happy early clean birthday babe! Love YOU!

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      • Sarah

        Thank you!!!!! Love you

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  16. Robin Smith

    I couldn’t be prouder of my daughter! I also remember this day so well. I prayed & thanked God the entire trip to the rehab. I also cried all the way home. But it was worth it because now I have my daughter & best friend back. I love you to the moon & back💕💕💕

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    • Addict Chick

      Don’t make me cry mama! You are one of the very best parts of me getting clean and my best friend in the entire world. I love you sooooooooo much forever and ever.

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  17. Jenn zwickel

    Love you so much Amanda!!! You have helped me more then u will ever know or I can possibly convey in this comment ♥️♥️♥️

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    • Addict Chick

      I think you are amazing and I love you right back!

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  18. Tish Johnson

    Congratulations Gorgeous!! You’re simply amazing and an inspiration to us all!!

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    • Addict Chick

      I wouldn’t be able to do it without all of you badass chicks in my life – I love you!

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  19. Brandi

    You ROCK my deary!!!! I am so, so proud of you!!!! Onward to every single year from now being free of those chains!!

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    • Addict Chick

      I love you girl – thank you soo much!

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  20. Monica

    What an amazing day today is Amanda for you and all those who love you! I am so proud of everything you have accomplished!! Can’t wait to see what comes next in your ever growing adventures!! Enjoy and love you so much!!

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  21. Gabriele Atfield

    Congratulations on mastering your demon. May the angels always surround you.

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  22. Monica Urzua

    What an amazing day for you Amanda and everyone that loves you! I can’t wait to see what new adventures this life has for you! Enjoy and love you!
    PS: I am not sure if I posted twice because once I confirmed I couldn’t find my comment. Lol (nothing wrong with two comments right 🤣)

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    • Addict Chick

      Moe, we’ve been friends for like 28 years now and I still love you like crazy! As soon as Covid is over we need to plan a girls trip or something! Maybe CHS is having a 25 year reunion?

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      • Monica Urzua

        It definitely has been many years. 12 years old. Time sure does fly! It would be great to spend some time together! I hope life starts to get back to normal soon. Love you girlie!!

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  23. Elijah Daniel Meredith

    I am so very proud of you for standing strong against the demonic grip of drugs. God never stopped loving you during that time and I’m so happy that you gave your life to him. You gave me an awesome grandson for which I’ll be eternally grateful. You will always be a part of my family, albeit a daughter from another mother. 🙂 Keep fighting the good fight and encouraging others to defeat that enemy. I believe that is the calling that God has placed on you. From ashes to victory. God is worthy! ❤️

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    • Addict Chick

      You made me cry with this – a good cry! God is so good and I’m thankful for this beautiful life he has blessed me with! We’re having a birthday party for Mason sometime this month and I hope I get to see you! I love you!

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  24. Melissa Payne

    You’re killing it. I’ve lived being a part of addict chicks and you’ve made so many days better with your videos and nights with your books. Congratulations!

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    • Addict Chick

      Our group is one of my most favorite things in the world. I love you all like crazy!

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  25. Dianne Boyd

    So stinking proud of you!! So thankful for who you are and what you represent. Thanks for always trying to help others while they are in active addiction. I know I will see my son Austin again one day as that is Gods promise to us! Keep doing your good work and loving that handsome son of yours!!

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    • Addict Chick

      My heart aches for you and your family and you’re always in my prayers! I’ll be in the OBX again one of these days and definitely want to see you! I love you!

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  26. Mandy Bays

    You are truly an inspiration and bad ass chick! I found your first book while incarcerated and it was like I was reading my own story, my life. You have played a huge role in my recovery. I will never forget how I felt after reading your book and kniwing I was ready to do something different. Congrats on 6 years! Keep doing what you do. You are simply amazing. 🖤🖤🖤

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    • Addict Chick

      It really touches me to know that my book helped you in your journey – seriously! I’m so proud of you and glad that you’re in my ife! Lots of love sister!

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  27. Selina Markson

    Fantastic Amanda. Yer sum wumin 😉Congratulations 🎉🎆
    You truly are an inspiration 🌈 ❤

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    • Addict Chick

      Thanks babe – you girls inspire me right back!

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  28. Kim D.

    So very proud of you! Congratulations on keeping your faith because God always knows the right path to take you on.

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  29. Vickie Mckenzie

    I am the mother of a drug attic mess and I truly believe you blocks emails I don’t even know anything but if it wasn’t for that in your books I really think my daughter made it to where she is now almost 6 years sober clean happy and this mother is her biggest fan her best friend and I owe a lot of things to you so thank you let’s let’s keep going.

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    • Vickie Mckenzie

      Amanda some of that last text didn’t come out clear LOL so disregard the first half. I am Julie Beaulieus Mom Vickie Mckenzie so thank you again happy days are always with us thank you

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      • Addict Chick

        I figured out what you were saying! I’m so so happy for you and Julie! Much love!

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  30. Jenna Ruth Tullercash

    I am so so so proud of you, you seriously are one of my biggest inspirations – like HUGE! Congratulations on 6 years you are such a beautiful amazing soul❤️❤️ Love watching you through your journey, thank you for sharing your life with us ❤️

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    • Addict Chick

      Thank you so much for the love and support- you rock and I love you right back!

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  31. Nancy McMahon

    Congratulations Amanda! You are an amazing light in the darkness and truly a badass chick!!! XOXO❣️

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    • Addict Chick

      You’ve been with me from day one and I could not love you more! I still wear the uggs you gave me and your cookbook is right on my kitche counter – I’m going to make a post soon!

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  32. Chrystal Hardiman

    Soooo proud of you! And it is a pleasure to share my sobriety with you as well. Thanks for all you do! And of course Stay Bad Ass!

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    • Addict Chick

      Always Badass my sister! Love you

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  33. Gary Giannoni

    I know you know how proud Aunt Dena and I are of what you are doing and who you have become. During the time you lived with us we both saw your potential, but also the doubts you had in your own abilities. We’re both so happy for you and the roles you have assumed for your family and Addict Chick followers! Love you so much! Uncle Gary & Aunt Dena

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    • Addict Chick

      awe, you made me cry!I got your book- and you guys did a beautiful job! I have it up on my mantle 🙂 I love you both!

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