Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Sleep

I slept for 9 and a half hours last night. It is wonderful to wake up when the sun is already up.

I talked to my sponsor for a long time last night. I am going to cancel my trip to the western slope this weekend because I need to be here for my family. My sponsor agreed that as much as we would have loved to get together, it is right for me to do this. I am going to have my granddaughters all day Saturday while some pretty intense things are going on. I am relieved that this is all coming to an end, but scared and worried too. I am grateful for my ex-husband and his wife (I used to call her my wife-in-law) for their intervention into a situation that baffled me.

"It is just as self-deceptive to discount what is good in us as to justify what is not. This is false humility, which is as hampering as arrogance! The purpose of examining our characters - with as much honesty and detachment as possible - is not to exaggerate guilt for what we lack, but to use the good to overcome the faults." -- One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, p. 36

11 comments:

dAAve said...

Whatever the family problem is, I know it will unfold as it should.
step 3
step 3
step 3

Sober Chick said...

I am so glad to hear that sleep consumed you for the better last night. It sounds that although there are some tough times right now you have many right along with you -- all supporting one another.

Sleep well again 2nite MC.

Diego said...

I hear you M/C.......

Shannon said...

I am glad you can be there for your graddaughters and daughter.. I will be praying

and I love that last quote as I am ALANONIC too

Scott W said...

Thank you for sharing and helping me stay sober today. Thanks for reminding me "It is just as self-deceptive to discount what is good in us as to justify what is not." That is very powerful.

I would just about kill to sleep that many hours without waking.

Gwen said...

That's great MC. Enjoy your grand kids. :)

Tab said...

See.. . .
I knew you would know what to do
at the right time.I hear your fears
too and our program lit' will truly come in to play during these times when weesee our loved one's facing their own challenges.
(At least that is what I am finding in my life right now.)
I really appreciate reading that
Al-Anon paragraph..thank you...
Take gentle care :)
Thanks for sharing~

Motorcycle Mike - Sober Biker said...

Sleep, beautiful sleep.

I too suffer from insomnia, till I realize that I am taking on my problems and I don't need to anymore. Ocassionally realize. Ok, seldom realize. Ok almost never realize. Hence the nightime blogging.

I read your past posts,

Loved the "Envy the journey" quote. Loved it.

Thanks for sharing your parenting needs and grand parenting needs. Ain't it great you are there and sober....???

Cake Lady said...

I wish for you a bounty of sleep and peace.

Karen B said...

Catching up on sleep is wonderful, I do that once a week. Thankyou for my sobriety and enjoy the grandkids.

lash505 said...

Thats great have fun with the grandkids