Sunday, July 16, 2006

Sunday A.M.

It was a great day yesterday. Got out of here at 6:00 (or so) drove to my daughter's on the other side of town and we got to the Reservoir before 8:00. We took a nice swim, followed by a nice bike ride. It was such a beautiful thing to see this daughter swimming. First of all, she was a champion swimmer when she was younger, so her swimming really IS a thing of beauty. Secondly, she has been so badly impacted by drugs and alcohol it was beautiful to see her doing something so healthy and wholesome. We stood in the early morning sunshine, laughing, the only people in the freezing cold lake, it was a memorable experience. I think both of my daughters really ARE going to be able to do the triathlon with me. That makes my heart swell with joy.

When I got back to my phone, I had a message from Big Sky Maack. We were able to get together for lunch. I got to meet the Mrs., and it was a wonderful thing to meet the woman who has made my friend so happy. J. and his family also were there. I haven't seen J. in probably 16 years. It was nice to just sort of pick up where we left off, which is something I think we are good at in AA. It was an enjoyable afternoon.

When I got home from lunch, I decided to take a late afternoon nap. I slept so deeply that I had a terrible nightmare. The kind where you wake up in a panic. It was awful. It was too late for me to go to church as I usually do on Saturday evening, so I mulled over my options. I was so thrilled to consider the impact of the law that just passed on July 1. There is no smoking in any public building anywhere in the state, which means there is no such thing as a "smoking" meeting in Colorado. I went to my old-old homegroup for a 7 o'clock meeting, which I haven't been able to stand for years because of the smoke. It was nice to be there.

Well, I better get dressed and ready for church this morning... but first, my favorite reading from the "Twenty-Four Hours a Day" book is today's reading... here it is:

"We can believe that God is in His heaven and that He has purpose for our lives, which will eventually work out as long as we try to live the way we believe He wants us to live. It has been said that we should 'wear the world like a loose garment.' That means that nothing should seriously upset us because we have a deep and abiding faith that God will always take care of us. To us that means not to be too upset by the surface wrongness of things, but to feel deeply secure in the fundamental goodness and purpose in the universe."


dAAve said...

That's great about your daughter(s).
Also really nice that you met up with mAAck.
And it's great that you can provide such a wonderful example and inspiration to this guy, who needs all of it he can get. I can't get enough. When I think I have enough, I am in trouble.


It sounded like a wonderful day yesterday and I am happy for you.
I hope you hugged BMD for me.
There has no been any smoking meetings in MA for a long time now. Actually no smoking in any public building for a long time.
I see you,

Scott said...

That is soo wonderufl that you met up with SC!! I can relate to the whole smoking meeting thing. I cant sit through those anymore, even being a recovering smoker for the past 5 yrs smoke free. Heck, it got to where I couldn't sit through a smoking meeting even when I was smoking...

That is so awesome that you can share your triathalon with your girls, wonderful!! I bet that swim was an eye opener!!

We didn't get up and moving in time for Mass this morning, oh well..

DG - trudgingtheroad said...

>>> 'wear the world like a loose garment.' <<<

I love that too.

Funny your comment about us "being good at that" ... I talked to a friend I haven't talked to in a couple of years and we just laughed for 2 hours on the phone yesterday as if we are together all the time.

Karen B said...

Hi Mary,
your blog is great! Wonderful reflection on your daughters. I just became a first time aunt today! 12 more days until my AA conferance in SilverCreek, I may see people I haven't seen for ages and as you said pick up where we left off.The York Steet club,my AA base is mostly smoke-free now except for the patio.

Gwen said...

You are blessed to be that kind of mother for your daughters and they are really blessed to have you. I am really happy for you. ;)