July 24 marks an important day for Demi Lovato.
The star took to Instagram on Friday (July 24) to reflect on two years since she was hospitalized for an overdose. “Today is my miracle day,” she wrote. “I’m so blessed to have one. It represents how the Dr’s at Cedar’s Sinai saved my life. How my life has become something beyond my wildest dreams.”
“Only 2 years after that terrible day, I’m engaged to the love of my life, and I can genuinely say I feel free of my demons,” she continued. “Each and every one. I never thought this feeling was possible. And it’s not just because I fell in love (although that didn’t hurt, but because over the past 2 years, I’ve done more work on myself than I have in my entire life. Things that used to keep me down for weeks or even months, pass like tropical storms because my relationship with God has provided me with infinite security.”
She also referenced the “me” tattoo on her ring finger (which is now the home to her engagement ring that fiancé Max Ehrich gave her), noting that it was a symbol “to remind myself that no matter what, I vow to love myself. You can’t fully love another without loving yourself first.”
Lovato accompanied the note with a black-and-white video of the star in a car with her eyed closed, listening to Paramore’s “The Only Exception.” ” @maxehrich took this after telling me to close my eyes on the way to propose to me,” she captioned the clip. “Love you honey..”
Earlier this week, the star announced her engagement to Ehrich in an adorable Instagram post. The couple confirmed their long-speculated relationship in May by making a surprise appearance in the music video for Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande’s quarantine tune, “Stuck With U.”
See Lovato’s full “miracle day” reflection below.