“I Was Broken”
Another day, another success story. Well, two success stories, actually.
Monday August 29th marked another landmark day at Megan’s House as a pair of residents celebrated completing the long-term recovery program. The ceremonies bring the number of graduates to nine.
The first graduate, Samantha, expressed gratitude for the opportunity afforded by Megan’s House to not only continue her recovery, but to also acquire the life skills a battle with addiction often robs a young woman of as she grows through adolescence and early adulthood.
“When I step back and look at the progress I have made, it is amazing,” Samantha told the room full of fellow residents and staff members. “I now have a good job and an apartment. Imagaine that! I have an apartment!”
For their part, the other residents reminded Samantha of how much they’ve looked up to her during their stay, with one telling her; “if in four months I can be where you are now, I will be doing really well.”
The second ceremony of the day celebrated Tiffany, a young woman described as “the big sister of the house.”
“Before coming to Megan’s House, I was broken,” Tiffany told the room. “Megan’s house taught me to live and believe in myself. It not only gave me a home, it taught me to love myself.”
The strength on display during the ceremony also helped Tiffany’s mother overcome a fear she had as her daughter’s graduation and departure from the program approached.
“I am proud of you,” said the grateful mom. “I was so scared when you told me you were leaving Megan’s House. But now that I see you graduating and listening to what you had to say, I see you are ready to grow.”