Sunday, September 10, 2006

Five Years Ago Today...

My kids and I went to the season opener at the new (Invesco Field at) Mile High Stadium. The Broncos played the New York Giants, and won 31 to 20. In the course of that game, my all time favorite player ever in the universe, see above, Mr. Eddie McCaffrey, Wide Receiver, #87, broke his left leg.

The next morning, I woke up and quickly turned on the TV to see what had happened with Eddie's injury. I soon forgot about Eddie's injury when I saw an image of smoke billowing out of a hole in the World Trade Center.

Life is strange. But thank God I have gotten to experience a good bit of it sober. This morning at my home group, my friend Fred suggested we run away together. Then he laughed and said we would be pretty boring... he has got to be in his late 70s or early 80s. I am grateful there are still some "older" men in AA who find me an incredibly cute "younger" woman! I am grateful that I am getting old with others in the fellowship. It is a good deal.

"I have come to realize that the name of the game is not so much to stop drinking as to stay sober. Alcoholics can stop drinking in many places and many ways - but Alcoholics Anonymous offers us a way to stay sober." Alcoholics Anonymous, 3rd ed., p. 560

10 comments:

Tab said...

Thanks for sharing MC :)

Scott W said...

Ah, sober history.

Diego said...

Where is Eddie now?....Thanks for your sense of humor.....

Mary Christine said...

So glad you asked Diego.. he retired in 2003.

Diego said...

Thanks....

Karen B said...

Thanks-good post

Michael said...

Thanks for posting a comment on my humble little blog, I dont get so many of them here in the UK.
I had just started my new job after getting made redundant from the last one (drink related of course) when I saw on the internet that the trade centres had been destroyed.

Trudging said...

Thanks

NMAMFQLMSH said...

am grateful there are still some "older" men in AA who find me an incredibly cute "younger" woman!

OMG...me too MC. Those "older men" are my rock in AA.
I see you,
JJ

Gwen said...

All I could think while reading your post was being old in a over 55 community (over 55 is so not old) and going to meetings with other older folks to share the joys of life. I could deal with it.