Bill - this is indeed a victory - maybe not the whole war, but a very decisive battle!
and i cannot help but think that this strength and courage and self-control will spill over into other areas of your life.
good for you! i am so happy for you for taking this huge stride forward.
We are often troubled, but not crushed;
sometimes in doubt, but never in despair;
there are many enemies, but we are never without a friend;
and though badly hurt at times, we are not destroyed.
- Paul, II Cor 4:8-9