It has been almost a year since I drank last. Last year about this time, I drove drunk with my daughter in the car. A truly horrific action for anyone with a heart or brain. I took a major, unnecessary risk with my child and my child means everything to me. The situation could have turned incredibly bad. I could be mourning a death. For that miracle, I am truly grateful. I know I am an alcoholic and I see how little control I have when I am drinking. A year ago, I got off track, I relapsed. And it could have cost my child's life or someone else's. This is something I think about everyday. On June 22nd I entered private counseling and began attending AA. And on June 22nd of this year I will celebrate a year of sobriety with fizzy water and a cupcake! I am writing to you because I am truly grateful for your guidance in my legal matters. I was facing serious jail time and I could have been away from my family for a seriously long time. I am grateful that you believed in me enough to help negotiate a very minimum sentence. I am so very grateful that I was able to spend the last year with my family. I would have missed too many soccer games and swim meets and not been able to help with any homework or school projects. My sister is also 7 months pregnant now. If I was in jail, I would have never been able to hear my niece's heartbeat or go to doctor's appointments or feel my niece kick in my sister's belly. Thank you. Thank you for being a key aspect in my recovery and turn around. Without you, I would have never been able to put my life in the right direction. Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do.