Monday, May 08, 2006

Lifelong Friends

Mary Christine and Big Sky Maack - outside of the meeting tonight. I haven't seen my friend for 12 years. What a blessing that we have these friendships in Alcoholics Anonymous. I have known him since I got sober in 1984. And what a riot, he and I. He in his red suit, I in my red hair and sitting, like the granny I am, knitting in the meeting. Oh man, if they only knew the maniacs we used to be!

"Among them you will make lifelong friends. You will be bound to them with new and wonderful ties, for you will escape disaster together and you will commence shoulder to shoulder your common journey. Then you will know what it means to give of yourself that others may survive and rediscover life. You will learn the full meaning of "Love thy neighbor as thyself." - Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 153.

Note the time on this thing! I am up about 4 hours past my bedtime. I bet I won't be running tomorrow morning... just a hunch.

10 comments:

BigSkymAAck said...

ROFL in my motel room 1:16 a.m. Wow you wasted no time. I knew there was something different about you it was that knitting thing. Yes we do have lifelong friends. These are the type that nothing can take away from us even after 12 years of not seeing each other. I am going to bed I am going to a meeting at 7:30 a.m.

BigSkymAAck said...

FAEA

AAwoken said...

Wow! He *is* Santa.

dAAve said...

So great that the 2 of you got together. The BB quote is of course, perfect.
Thanks for sharing -- BOTH of you!

Lex-Sunshine said...

How wonderful!!! : )

Sober Chick said...

That is such a cool a picture. It is also cool that those that dicover recovery discover that the very thing that was killing them brings them together. Life is GOOD!

NMAMFQLMSH said...

Great picture........
I see you both.

Shannon said...

HE IS SANTA!!!!!! OMG OMG OMG OMG
I am gonna show my daughter when I get home LOL

MC I am soo with you

I sit in meetings listneing quietly and behaving myself, (I crochet) and if they only knew LOL

Rex said...

Great picture. Sounds like fun. Glad you got to meet up.

Da Gal said...

I love the pic! What a joy. I would like to know you two in person, I'd knit right next to you in the meetings and bigskymaack just looks like a love to be around!

Recovery - it does a mind good!