Merry Christmas Everybody. I am enjoying a day full of family - thank God. My daughter called yesterday and asked if she and the little one could spend the night with me. It was nice to hide the presents and see the lights of the Christmas tree reflected in the eyes of a three year old. The rest of the family will be over at about noon. Madeline was asking me, person by person, is Auntie coming? yes. Is Sister coming? yes. Will mama be here? yes. I nearly cried when she asked if Uncle is coming. No, he is far away in a war. But he did call yesterday and he sounds good.
Yesterday the phone rang so many times. So many people in AA were calling, just to check in, just to say hello, just to talk. It was really heart-warming. The old b.f. called too and that was nice.
God Bless all my sober blogging buddies. I hope you all have just the kind of Christmas you want - even if it is that you don't want one at all.
"When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of AA always to be there. And for that: I am responsible." -- Declaration of the 30th Anniversary International Convention, 1965