Some testimonials of women who’ve been treated at The Rose.
You have been such an awesome hostess. I loved every minute at The rose and it was all because of you. I have received so much from the staff here and quite frankly you saved my life. How can I fail my Rose-Sisters? You changed my life forever. I truly love you! –Tricia
Thank you all, every one of you, for all the help and love you have given me during my stay at The Rose. I would not have made it without you. Several of you have held my hand, prayed with me, and comforted me when I had some bad times. I really appreciate that support when I most needed it.
The women at The Rose taught me how to get through my ‘bad days.’ –Cheryl H.
My time here at The Rose has been a life changing experience and it is gratitude that I feel to each and every one of you. I cannot even begin to put into words the impact all of you have had on my life. Who knew we could have this much fun sober? I know that no matter where I am and no matter how sad I may feel, I can close my eyes, think of all the amazing times with you women, and smile. All my life I have wanted a sister. God answered my prayers and gave me all of you – the best sisters anyone could ask for. I love you.
I have stayed sober since I left The Rose. What a gift. I am trying to go to at least 1 meeting a day. I have found a sponsor and I have gotten the coffee commitment at a womens’ meeting down in Corona Del Mar. My health is improving and I am getting better every day. I miss you guys and I love you. –Jan (read the entire letter to The Rose here)
I am getting a glimmer of hope for my life. I was so codependent. If my significant other had died I would have killed myself. I realized here that I can have a life of my own and dreams of my own.
Dear Rose I & Rose II,
I want to write this note to let you all know how much of an impact my 60 days stay has had on my life. A year ago, I could have never envisioned the life that I have today.
Tomorrow, I will have a year of sobriety. I do not think I realized the true meaning of surrender and life being unmanageable until I had maybe six months of sobriety. HOWEVER, the reason I was able to come to taht was my family loved me enough to set up my stay at The Rose.
Thank you all for the beginnings to the change of my better life. I think all of you often. –Mary
James and I finally have regular visitation with his daughter (isn’t she gorgeous)? It is such a blessing. I’m applying to law school this fall. My life is amazing. I did not write you a note (sorry!) for the world’s best party & gift. I write my gratitude list almost every night. Thank you for being your wonderful self & inspiring me to be better. You are a blessing to the world, and I hope your holidays are miraculous! — Tracy
Thank you soooo much. I really appreciate you and your skills. You are right, you’re in the perfect job to help others and with getting me on the road to recovery. You are such an elegant lady & loving person. I know you truly care about me – it shows in everything you do. when I came to The Rose, I was filled with shame, guilt, and resentments. The causes were identified at The Rose and being able to work on them in the Rose and Rose II was a blessing.
You are a very big part of the solution for me. You exude serenity and inner peace which I was able to absorb from you. Heaven knows I needed it and will always keep it in my heart. What I press into this card is a long friendship between us & inner peace for us. I will stay in contact so I can continue to get “Char fixes” throughout my recovery. I do want to return on my year birthday & would love to be a speaker at the Thurs Meeting. Can you save me a bed? Always share your laugh with others. It has a healing effect that I needed so much. I thank God for you and the program. –Danica
Thank you for being there for me. It was so nice waking up and having you there. I really appreciate the morning talks we had. you sincerely care about me & helped me immensely with my issues. Your smile & laugh always made my heart feel full. I wish I could have woke up to you everyday, but that’s the selfishness coming out in me. You are made for this job & do an excellent job at it. Sandy & the other staff are lucky to have you in our lives. Your smile & laugh brought me inner peace and serenity. I will miss you a lot but I do plan on keeping in touch. You are very valuable to me. –Sandra
Thank you sooo much for all of your help. I really appreciate your skills as a counselor and your personality. I needed your “to the point” techniques to make me aware of how I was not pointing the finger at me. I will never forget the statement of “you have no life” which was so true. Being an Aries, I am out to change things and prove you wrong in a good way. The first 30 days was so helpful in bringing a lot of issues to my attention and I’m so thankful I took the next 30 days to work them out.
I came to the program committed to 60 days and it was the best decision I have ever made (besides marrying John and having Tricia and Jenny). I have to admit it was a transition when I was moved to to The Rose II and you were no longer my primary case manager. I will stay in touch and I hope to see you on my year birthday of sobriety. –Sarah