Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Jeez Louise

My sponsor called me at work today. To tell me that she and her husband have sold their house and will most likely be moving to the other side of the state (Colorado is really a BIG state). Their house has been on the market for months and I have hoped that somehow it wouldn't sell, or they would change their minds. Their closing is at the end of February.

I tried to be a "big girl" about it, but it didn't work. I cried. I tried to tell her that I am happy for her, but I was crying. She was crying. I doubt the wisdom of a couple in their 60s moving to a strange new area. But what do I know? (I didn't tell her that I doubt her wisdom, by the way.)

Things change and I need to get used to that whole concept. I used to keep things changing all the time in earlier years, it has become so important to me to be consistent, to keep the same friends, the same job, the same house, the same sponsor, the same meetings, etc. But life is dynamic and fluid.... I guess I better be too.

4 comments:

NMAMFQLMSH said...

being a "big girl" is overrated.
I see you,
JJ

dAAve said...

I am sure you will miss her.
But this can very easily open up new opportunities for you, if you like.

AAwoken said...

Be grateful for the time you sepnt with her. My first sponsor died in a motorcyle accident and I never got to say Goodbye!

Mary Christine said...

AAwoken, I am so sorry. That must have really been something. I am so grateful for my sponsor. She has been wonderful for the over 11 years now that she has been my sponsor. I never had one for over 3 years before her. I guess I will still have her as my sponsor, she just won't live right up the street from me. I love knowing that she is within minutes from me. She has called me when she has been sick, I have called her when I have had panic, and heartbreak. It is so special. I am GRATEFUL to have had her in my life - regardless of how long that lasts.